Investigators still searching for person behind anti-semitic vandalism, reward offered

Updated: May. 15, 2020 at 11:18 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is hoping that the public will be able to identify a man who vandalized a Temple with anti-semitic graffiti. The incident occurred back in April but so far no leads have come in.

On April 2, the suspect was caught on surveillance camera outside the entrance of Temple Emanu-El on McIntosh Road. The man caused around $5,000 in damage when he spray-painted swastikas on multiple surfaces.

The suspect is a white male in his 20s or 30s. He appears to be somewhere between 5′10 and 6’1. At the time of the incident he was clean shaven and had no visible tattoos. He was caught on camera wearing a dark baseball cap, short-sleeved button-up collared shirt, blue jeans, and flip flops. He also had headphones in his ears.

The Temple is now offering a reward for information.

If you recognize the man, contact the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office at 941-861-4900 or 941-861-4928.

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