EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ — (SBN) — Evesham Township Police have released surveillance video that appears to show a suspect leaving anti-Semitic literature on vehicles in the Marlton Crossings Parking Lot, the second such incident reported in recent weeks. The suspect in the latest incident, on October 19, 2019, appears to match the description of the suspect from an October 10, 2019 incident.
Responding officers searched the area and were unable to locate the male, police say. Officers removed approximately 75 anti-Semitic fliers from vehicles. Investigators were able to obtain surveillance video of the suspect.
“Evesham Township has absolutely zero tolerance for such flagrant anti-Semitism, or any other form of evil and bigotry in our town,” said Evesham Township Mayor Jaclyn Veasy. “I call on all of Evesham’s residents and businesses to come together at this time and join me in condemning such shameless displays of hatred. I also have full faith that our highly-decorated ETPD will not relent in the investigation of this incident until police can identify anyone responsible and see that they’re prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
In the earlier incident, police say anti-Semitic literature was found on several vehicles parked in the Fleming’s Steak House, 500 S. Rte. 73 parking lot.
Evesham officers were called to the restaurant on October 10, 2019 at 10:30pm, after patrons of the establishment reported finding hand-typed printouts on three vehicles. One of the fliers appeared to have information containing anti-Israel statements and the others were anti-Jewish in nature.
Patrons reported observing an older white male, medium build with a paunch, comb-over hair style, and wearing a teal jumpsuit, leaving the literature on the vehicles. An investigator responded to the scene and collected the items of evidence.
“The Evesham Township Police Department will conduct a thorough investigation into identifying the individual who is responsible for distributing this anti-Semitic literature. I want to ensure the residents of Evesham and the Jewish community that we will not tolerate this type of bias intimidation in our community,” Evesham Police Chief Christopher Chew said.
If anyone has information on this suspect, you are asked to contact the Evesham Police Department at 856-983-1116, the Confidential Tip Line ator email at Facebook@Eveshampd.org. Anonymous tips text ETPDTIP to 847411.
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