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Revere Police Investigate Hate Crime After Car Found Vandalized With Spray Painted Swastikas

REVERE (CBS) -- Revere police are investigating what they are calling a possible hate crime after swastikas were found spray painted on a resident's car.

According to the police report, the crime was discovered the morning of June 11 around 5:30 a.m. on Lantern Road. Officers found the victim's car spray painted with swastikas on all sides.

The victim's car. (Photo Courtesy: MACIR)
The victim's car. (Photo Courtesy: MACIR)

The words "white power" were also found spray painted nearby on the street.

The street vandalism. (Photo Courtesy: MACIR)

An investigation into the incident is still ongoing. So far no one has been arrested.

"This is a hate crime and we want the public to be aware of it," said Rachid Moukhabir, of Moroccan American Connections in Revere (MACIR).

Moukhabir's organization is trying to help the victims. He said they are Moroccan and Muslim.

"I believe that no one in the city of Revere or anywhere should be a target for hate crimes whether you are black, white, Jewish, Muslim, Christian or whatever religion you may believe in," he said.

Moukhabir said he wants other agencies to get involved in addition to the police.

"They are very terrorized and I believe this should be going to the next level," he said. "I believe it should be investigated by the attorney general and the FBI. It should be taken seriously, and we can't wait until someone dies."

Police are urging anyone with information regarding the incident call detectives at 781-286-8340.

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