Multiple vehicles and properties sustained thousands of dollars in damage after they were graffitied with “disturbing messages and images,” according to Saanich Police.
On Tuesday, police were called to the 4500-block of Chatterton Way and the 800-block of Royal Oak Avenue after seven vehicles were vandalized with spray paint. The graffiti was also found on a nearby building, an electrical box, and the inside of a tunnel.
Police believe the incidents happened sometime between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. and say the damage to the vehicles and property combined is estimated at more than $30,000.
A police investigation is underway, and witnesses are now sought.
Const. Markus Anastasiades, media relations officer with Saanich Police, says officers are hopeful that someone with information will come forward and help to identify the person, or people, responsible for the vandalism.
“It is not suspected that any of the vehicles, owners or properties were targeted,” according to Anastasiades in a news release Wednesday.
Saanich Police can be reached at 250-475-4321, while tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.
We are looking for witnesses or information after seven vehicles and other properties were vandalized with graffiti yesterday on Chatterton Way and Royal Oak Avenue. Occurred between 3 pm and 11 pm. Call SPD or @VicCrimeStop to report what you know. https://t.co/CWdNfjYmtx pic.twitter.com/rgowIRgwp7
— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) March 9, 2023