Anti-Semitic graffiti found outside Florida apartment complex


(JTA) — Florida police are in the process of investigating a collection of anti-Semitic graffiti, which was found spray-painted in black outside an apartment complex in the city of Boca Raton, Southern Florida, just days before Rosh Hashanah.

The graffiti at the Gables Town Place complex, which the management painted over after being alerted on Monday, included a Star of David and a swastika, as well as several symbols that police have not identified, according to

“We take this crime seriously and are investigating it thoroughly,” a police department statement said of last week’s incident. “The symbols depicted in the graffiti could be gang related or could be anti-Semitic, we haven’t ruled anything out at this point. The investigation is ongoing.”

Boca Raton is an affluent community about 40 miles from Miami with a large Jewish population.

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