BRITISH COLUMBIA
07/07/2014 01:25 EDT | Updated 09/06/2014 05:59 EDT

Abbotsford Vandalism Dispute A Public Safety Concern: Police

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - An ongoing dispute between two groups of teens and young adults in Abbotsford, B.C., has escalated to the point that police are concerned about public safety.

Police say most of the people allegedly involved in causing thousands of dollars in property damage are South Asian males between 15 and 25.

Since May, police have investigated more than two dozen incidents involving vandalism of homes and vehicles belonging to the groups' family and friends.

Most of the incidents have occurred late at night and police say the conflict involves about 20 people.

Police say some face-to-face confrontations have been reported and that the pattern of retaliation may result in serious injuries to those involved or people connected to them.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

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