About 50 flyers with offensive language and swastikas were found Tuesday morning posted on several businesses near Montpelier in Hanover County, according to authorities there.
Deputies with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shopping center in the 16600 block of Mountain Road around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and collected the flyers, which read “We are everywhere” with a swastika in the center. The flyers were posted on every business in the shopping center, and others were left on the ground in the parking lot, according to Lt. James Cooper, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
Cooper said they are unsure why these businesses were targeted. The deputies are checking for any surveillance videos that may have recorded the individuals who posted these flyers.
In January, Ashland police reported a similar incident along Railroad Avenue. Businesses were also plastered with leaflets with the same iconography and text.
Police have not confirmed if the two incidents are connected, but no one was ever arrested or charged in the Ashland incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.