Have you seen this man? Winnipeg police investigating hate graffiti along Pembina Highway

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg police are looking for a man in connection to a string of businesses along Pembina Highway hit with hateful graffiti last week.

On Thursday, police said at least 10 businesses along Pembina – including a church, a café, and medical centre among others – were vandalized.

As CTV News previously reported, several businesses in the area had been tagged with swastikas.

Police said the vandalism happened between midnight and 4 a.m. on July 22.

Tehran Cafe

Tehran Cafe spray-painted with swastikas. (Source: Paul Clerkin/Twitter)

A man who appears to be in his 20s or 30s was caught on surveillance video spray-painting a window of a store.

Police said the man was wearing lime-green shorts, a plaid shirt, and a red and white cap. Police said he also had a distinct black gym bag slung across his body.


The Winnipeg police service’s major crimes unit is investigating the vandalism. Hate Crimes investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify the man.

Any other businesses that were hit with graffiti, or have video surveillance, are asked to call the major crimes unit at 204-986-6219, or leave an anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers by calling 204-786-8477.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

-With files from CTV’s Devon McKendrick.

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