Victoria Police say a suspect has been identified amid an investigation into anti-Semitic graffiti that appeared at the Chabad Centre for Jewish Life and Learning earlier this week.
Anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered by the staff of the centre on April 6 — one day prior to Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which began on Wednesday, April 7 and ended on April 8.
The anti-Semitic graffiti — which was tagged on the front of the building, located in the 2900-block of Glasgow Street — was quickly removed by staff at the centre and the police were contacted immediately.
“We know anti-Semitism exists in the world, but every time it shows its ugly face, it is terrible and horrifying,” Rabbi Meir Kaplan told CHEK News on Thursday.
After a review of video surveillance footage, two suspects were seemingly caught in the act.
The images of the two suspects were released as the police were hoping to identify the individuals caught on camera.
According to a release from VicPD on April 9, one of the suspects in the investigation has now come forward and identified themselves.
“Hate has no place in Victoria or Esquimalt,” emphasized the Victoria Police Department in a statement.
VicPD says that although one suspect has come forward, the incident remains under investigation.