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Police investigating vandalism to public washrooms

BY Connect News, Dec 7, 2021 8:29 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Surrey RCMP is informing the public of multiple complaints of vandalism to public washrooms within Surrey parks. (Photo - Surrey RCMP)

Surrey RCMP is informing the public of multiple complaints of vandalism to public washrooms within Surrey parks.

Over the last few months, Surrey RCMP have received multiple calls of vandalism to public washroom facilities, particularly in the Cloverdale area. The damage has included smashed toilets, broken doors, partitions, vents, as well as stolen soap dispensers.

Police are aware that these incidents could be related to a social media trend where youth film themselves causing damage to washrooms and post to apps such as TikTok.

These acts of vandalism are unacceptable and have caused significant damage to our much-needed public washroom facilities, says Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer Cst. Sarbjit K. Sangha. We encourage parents to speak to their children about the fact that committing an illegal act, all for the sake of online popularity or likes, can have consequences now and into the future.

Surrey RCMP will be out patrolling the parks and keeping a close eye on these facilities.

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