Messages of hate found on stickers around Westchester County

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, New York (WABC) -- An investigation is underway in Westchester County after racist stickers were posted around public places in several towns.

Authorities say the stickers promoting white nationalist and white supremacist groups have been found in Scarsdale, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, White Plains, New Rochelle and Yorktown, and they are vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice.

"We strongly condemn these actions to the extent that they are intended to intimidate and cause fear in our communities," said a joint statement from Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah and police commissioners and chiefs from the various municipalities.

They say the stickers were circulated in areas that have a large minority population, and while the act of placing of such stickers may not rise to the level of a crime, the Westchester DA is making clear that the matter is under investigation to put those supporting hate groups on notice.

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"The Westchester County District Attorney's Office and police departments around the county are working together to investigate these incidents and all incidents targeting people because of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political beliefs," the statement read.

The District Attorney's Office released pictures of two suspects wanted in connection to the incidents.

It's not clear if or how many other people may have been involved.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the identity of these persons is urged to contact the Sleepy Hollow Police Department Detective Division at 914-631-0300.

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