Police search for swastika vandals in Miami-Dade County

West Miami-Dade temple, Surfside Publix targeted

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are investigating after swastikas were found spray-painted and drawn onto the walls of a synagogue in West Miami-Dade and the back of a Publix in Surfside over the weekend.

Rabbi Manuel Armon of Temple Beth Tov-Ahavat Shalom told Local 10 News the vandalism at the synagogue on Southwest Eighth Street and 64th Avenue happened sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

He said crude words and other signs that were mostly illegible were also drawn on the wall next to a swastika.

The Surfside Police Department said someone also spray-painted a swastika, the letters "KKK" and other symbols on a wall in back of a Publix at 9400 Harding Ave.

Police said another swastika and letter "V" were painted on the street nearby in the 9500 block of Bay Drive.

If you have any information about either of these incidents, call police.

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