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Calgary police release photos of anti-Syrian graffiti suspects

Police said they are looking for two male suspects and need public help to identify them

Courtesy/ Calgary Police Service

Calgary police are calling on the public to help identify two men they believe are connected to the city's first Syrian-targeted hate crime.

Last Thursday around 5:45 p.m., two men entered the Tuscany CTrain station and applied gold spray paint to four spots within the station as well as a walkway ramp leading to the parking lot, a CTrain car and five other vehicles outside of the station.

All of the messages were anti-Syrian and anti-refugee messages – which is why police said last Friday this is being investigated as a pretty significant hate crime.

Both suspects are white males in their 20s to early 30s standing at approximately five-foot-ten to six-feet tall.

The first one had short brown hair and was wearing a plaid button-up shirt with a green three-quarter-length winter jacket and a black stripe across the chest with black pants and shoes, he was carrying a black duffel bag, and a white bag in his hand.

The second suspect was all dressed in black with a black toque and a blue winter jacket with a black hood. He was sporting a backpack and had facial hair in the style of a moustache and goatee.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects involved is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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