Bristol police search for duo connected to racist stickers found in town

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Bristol Police Department

BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE)- Bristol police are seeking the public’s help in their search for two individuals connected to Nazi stickers found around the town.

Police said while walking on Hope Street near the Rogers Free Library, someone found a sticker with a “discriminatory connotation” on an outside window of the library.

The person removed the sticker from the window and gave it to police. The sticker read “White Boy Summer” over a photo of Adolf Hitler.

Later that same day, police received a second report of an identical sticker on a mailbox outside of the U.S. Post Office on Hope Street.

Officers conducted an extensive search of the downtown area and found four more stickers on various signs in the area of Independence Park.

Bristol Detectives were able to find video footage of two possible suspects.

This incident came just weeks after Warren Police Department investigated a similar incident where racist stickers and symbols were found along Water Street.

Now, both Bristol and Warren Police Departments are working together to determine if the incidents are related.

Bristol Detectives have contacted the Office of Attorney General’s Civil Rights Unit, to review the case as a possible hate crime incident.

Anyone with information or who can identify those pictured is urged to call the Bristol Police Department at (401)-253-7766. Anonymous tips
can be submitted to Bristol Police Tip line at (401)-254-2229, the Tip411 mobile app, or online here.

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