Toronto police seek 8 men after cruiser damaged in Raptors title celebration

Toronto police seek 8 men after cruiser damaged in Raptors title celebration
Toronto police are asking for the public s assistance in identifying eight men wanted for damaging a squad car during the celebrations that followed the Raptors NBA championship win.

Officers were called to the downtown core just before midnight on Thursday for reports that several men had jumped on and struck a parked police cruiser following the team s big win.

Large crowds celebrated in the streets Thursday night after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Oakland to win their first league title.

Police say video footage posted on social media showed the men jumping on the car and photos showed the windows of a police car smashed.

They ve released images of the men they re looking to identify, and urging the suspects to consult a lawyer before turning themselves in.

Several arrests have been made in a similar incident that occurred after the Raptors clinched their berth in the NBA Finals late last month.

Two of the men wanted in connection with vandalism of a cruiser are shown in this handout photo from the Toronto Police Service.

One of two police cruisers Toronto Police say was vandalized after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors to clinch the NBA championship.
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