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Suspect sought in Grand Junction mosque vandalism

Posted: 11:13 AM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 13:13:48-04
Damage to Grand Junction mosque sign
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police in western Colorado continue to investigate vandalism at a mosque.

Grand Junction police say security camera footage appears to show a male in light-colored clothing and a baseball cap at the Two Rivers Mosque on Tuesday night.

They believe that person defaced the sign for the mosque with black spray paint.

The Grand Junction Sentinel reports the vandal also damaged flowers below the sign. Much of the spray paint has been removed at the mosque, also known as the Islamic Center of Grand Junction.

Police ask anybody with information to contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County.

A GoFundMe campaign to address the vandalism has raised over $5,000.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com