Three teenagers flee when caught graffitiing hate messages on school walls

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Police are looking for three young suspects after two incidents of hate graffiti were located on two separate schools in Oshawa.

On Monday, July 24, 2017, members of East Division responded to Athabasca Street in Oshawa after three teens were observed spray painting on the property of John 23rd Catholic School and Athabasca Public School. Police arrived to find hate graffiti on the walls of the properties.

Police are looking for three suspects after they fled on foot, they are described as:

Suspect #1: male, white, 14-15 years old, slim build, short dark hair. He was wearing a black baseball hat, black short sleeve sports jersey and black shorts with a red backpack.

Suspect #2: male, white, 14-15 years old, medium build, wearing a black and yellow sports jersey.

Suspect #3: male, white, 14-15 years old, medium build, with dark shorts.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1687.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward..