Nassau County police detectives are investigating a bias incident where graffiti was written on a door inside the Roosevelt Field Mall in East Garden City, police said Wednesday.
According to investigators, the graffiti, which spewed anti-Semitic symbols and phrases, was found on a door in the mall’s service corridor around 3:50 p.m. on New Years Day. “The phrase ‘Death to the Jews’ and a swastika were written in red chapstick,” a news release said.
It was not immediately clear who discovered the hate-filled speech or if the facility has surveillance cameras in the area the graffiti was found.
A representative who answered the phone Wednesday morning at the Roosevelt Field Mall security office declined to comment on the incident, saying “no information can be handed out in any way.”
The graffiti was about 24 inches high and 18 inches long, cops said. Third Squad detectives are now investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information about the crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers can remain anonymous.