Police seek tips in racist graffiti case

A North Platte resident told police this fence was vandalized last week after a suspicious encounter with an unknown person claiming to work for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

North Platte police are looking for someone who painted racial slurs in red paint on a white fence.

Lincoln County Crime Stoppers posted a photo of the graffiti on Facebook Monday.

According to the Facebook post, on Thursday, a North Platte resident was approached by a person claiming to be working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The resident became suspicious and called police. Later, sometime between 5 p.m. that day and 7 a.m. Friday, an unknown person spray-painted racial slurs on a fence in the 1900 block of West A Street. The fence was owned by the person who had contacted police earlier.

Lincoln County Crime Stoppers encourages people with information about the incident to fill out a tip online at p3tips.com or call 534-8400 or 1-800-933-TIPS.

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