Vancouver Police are appealing to the public for information after two fur stores were recently targeted by vandals.
Sometime between 6 p.m. on August 20th and 10 a.m. on August 21st, someone sprayed an unknown substance in the mail slot of Speiser Furs located at 3022 Granville Street causing the store and its contents to smell like sour milk.
The second incident occurred at about 3:45 a.m. on August 21st at Snowflake Furs located at 750 West Pender Street. Snowflake Furs suffered similar damage to Speiser Furs, after two masked vandals sprayed a small area of the interior of the store through a crack in the front door with an unknown liquid substance that smelled like sour milk.
The suspects in both incidents are described as wearing masks, baggy clothing, large hats, and gloves to disguise their identities.
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service members attended to examine the unknown substance and while it has not been identified, it was determined not to be hazardous.
Vancouver area fur stores, including both Speiser Furs and Snowflake Furs, have been targeted in the past with similar acts of mischief, with the Vancouver Police releasing details of incidents on May 24th as well as surveillance images on June 6th, 2012. No suspects have been identified to date and the investigation into the previous incidents is continuing. The cost of the damage to the contents of both stores in the most recent incidents has not been determined.
Anyone with information is asked to call Vancouver Police investigators at (604) 717-0616 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.