Police: Swastikas, slurs found on South Philadelphia buildings, cars

- Philadelphia Police are investigating a number of vandalism incidents in two South Philadelphia neighborhoods.

Around 10:40 a.m. Monday, officers received a report of two swastikas' and what appeared to be German writing on the 1300 block of South Broad Street.

The symbols were painted onto the glass of an abandoned building, according to police. They have since been removed. 

Earlier Wednesday morning, officers responded to the 900 block of South 6th Street where they found four to five houses and two vehicles vandalized.  The homes and vehicles were vandalized with racial and political slurs.

Wednesday afternoon, police responded to Broad and Reed Streets where they found a swastika spray painted on a utility box. 

Kenny Klemowicz lives on the block. He says his surveillance cameras captured what appears to be a man with gloves checking out the street at 5 in the morning. Detectives think the vandalism happened after that. Police are reviewing the video for possible evidence.

Police have not said whether they believe the incidents are connected. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact police. 

 

 

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