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Suffolk police investigate ‘Trump Lies’ swastika graffiti

Suffolk County police are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever spray-painted five outdoor structures this year with the words “Trump Lies,” with the letter M altered to look like a swastika.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call the Hate Crimes Unit at 800-220-8477. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest, police said.

The locations are:

  • County Road 19 bridge overpass at the Long Island Expressway in Holtsville, reported on Jan. 1.
  • Hawkins Avenue at the LIE overpass in Lake Ronkonkoma, reported on Jan. 2.
  • The front wall of a building in the 80 block of Horseblock Road in Yaphank, reported on Jan. 18.
  • Cement barrier on Horseblock Road at the Long Island Rail Road overpass in Medford, reported on Feb. 3
  • A billboard sign on westbound Veterans Memorial Highway, 250 feet east of Locust Avenue in Ronkonkoma, reported on Feb. 27.

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