Source: Durham Regional Police Facebook page

A racial slur was scratched into a car parked in an Oshawa plaza parking lot yesterday.

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 7:15 p.m., the black female victim and her son entered a grocery store at King Street East and Townline Road and spent 15 minutes inside. When they returned to their parked vehicle, a racial slur had been scratched into the passenger door of the car.

Investigators are looking to speak to anyone who was in the plaza parking lot between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. yesterday who saw anyone suspicious. The vehicle was parked in front of Halenda’s Meats.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Cst. Frech of East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1836.

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