DARTMOUTH - Halifax Regional Police are investigating after two racists words were spray-painted on vehicles in Dartmouth.
On Monday, police say they received a complaint of a racist word being spray-painted on the side of someone’s vehicle in the 100 to 200 block of Windmill Road. Police believe the word was spray-painted sometime overnight.
While investigating the incident, police say officers became aware of second vehicle spray-painted with a racist word in the 0 to 100 block of Stairs Street, which is also in Dartmouth.
Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages wouldn’t say what the two derogatory words were, but said one was directed at black people, and the other white people. He also said he believes the two incidents are related.
CBC is reporting Garnetta Cromwell, who has filed a Nova Scotia Human Rights Complaint over alleged racism against her former employer, Leon’s Furniture, was the victim of one of the incidents.
An image on CBC shows the N-word written across her red car.
Police are asking anyone with information about the two incidents to contact them or Crime Stoppers.