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Canada8 men wanted after Toronto police cars damaged during Raptors NBA championship celebrations

23:15  16 june  2019
23:15  16 june  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

2 Toronto police cars smashed amid ‘We the North’ celebrations after Raptors’ victory

2 Toronto police cars smashed amid ‘We the North’ celebrations after Raptors’ victory Images from a tunnel on Toronto's York Street showed two police cars with their windshields smashed.

8 men wanted after Toronto police cars damaged during Raptors NBA championship celebrations© Toronto Police Services / Twitter Toronto police have released images of 8 men who damaged police cars during the night of the Raptors championship win.

Toronto police are looking for eight men who jumped on and smashed police cruisers during the night of the Raptors' championship win.

Officers said the incident took place around 11:55 p.m. on June 13, 2019, in the area of York Street and Bremner Boulevard.

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According to investigators, a large crowd of people had gathered on the streets to celebrate after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

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They said several men proceeded to jump and struck a parked police scout car, causing significant damages.

The incident was captured on video by multiple people, police said. Police released several photos of the eight suspects involved.

Images from the scene showed two police cars, their windshields shattered and their hoods dirtied and dented, as police monitored a large crowd of people and tried to direct them away.

People in the tunnel on York Street were seen making their way to Front Street.

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They are urging those responsible to consult a lawyer and turn themselves into police.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-5200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

With files from Jesse Ferreras

Police release image of suspect after TTC bus damaged during Raptors celebrations.
Police said the incident occurred just before midnight in the area of Yonge and Dundas streets, shortly after the Raptors clinched the NBA title. Tens of thousands of fans took to the streets following the win, with some vandalism to vehicles and businesses reported. READ MORE: 8 men wanted after Toronto police cars damaged during Raptors NBA championship celebrations In this case, officials said a TTC bus was blocking the street in anticipation of the large crowds and a man allegedly jumped on the bus, damaging it. Police described him as 18 or 19 years old, with a slim build and short brown hair.

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