Reward offered for information in Port St. Lucie anti-Semitic 'hate crime' spree

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Port St. Lucie Police Department and Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to those responsible for anti-Semitic graffiti targeting businesses and homes.

There have been 11 reported incidents between the dates of Dec. 13 and Jan. 26 of property defaced by anti-Semitic words, images and animal feces, according to PSLPD.

In the past two days, homeowners have reported the graffiti on DVD covers, books and inserts left on their property.

"With the most recent incidents, there was no property damage to the homeowner's property and the items defaced did not belong to the homeowner," PSLPD spokesperson Tom Nichols said in a media release.

The Anti-Defamation League has partnered with PSLPD and Crime Stoppers to assist in finding those responsible for what they are calling hate crimes.

Anyone with information on these incidents are being asked to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 where they can receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest(s).

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