Police double reward in hate crimes case
York regional police have doubled a reward being
offered in a string of hate crimes which took place in Vaughan eight
Police say they'll now be offering $40,000 to anyone with
information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those behind
Police Services Board Chair Frank Scarpitti says the crimes were
``very serious'' and solving them would be an opportunity for
authorities to do something that ``could really have an impact.''
In 2004, between 11 p.m. on March 14 and 7 a.m. on March 15,
black spray paint was used to mark 13 homes and a number of vehicles
with swastikas and anti-Semitic messages.
Police are now revisiting all information received in the case
since 2004 and say anyone who has previously spoken to authorities
or who has further tips, should contact officials.
The new reward will be in effect until the end of January next
year and will not be renewed.
(The Canadian Press)