Vehicle Located After Anti-Semitic Flyers Found in Surfside and Miami Beach

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Police have found the vehicle believed to be connected to the distribution of anti-Semitic flyers to hundreds of homes in Miami Beach and Surfside over the weekend.

The Miami Beach Police Department said Sunday that the flyers were placed inside plastic bags that were filled with small pebbles and thrown in residential areas.

Since then, police collected 205 flyers and found the vehicle they believe to have been involved in on Monday. Police said it was a rental and did not provide a description.

The Town of Surfside sent out a community alert regarding the incident that said detectives were working with local and federal partners including the FBI to figure out the origin of the flyers.

Both cities also increased patrols due to the incidents.

Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said a possible suspect in the incident may have used a rental car.

"We've already got a line on the person that had rented that vehicle because it was a rented vehicle. I understand that that person has not been cooperative but that's okay, I think we understand, we've got a general direction on what's behind it and I think the powers that be are well aware of that and handling that," Burkett said.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava, the first Jewish county mayor, tweeted her response to the incident Sunday.

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber tweeted that there is an increased presence of patrols in religious institutions.

In a photo Gelber posted, half of the flyer is legible. It lists of some of the health officials in Washington leading the response to COVID-19 and says they are Jewish.

If you found a flyer or have video of who may have left the flyers, you are asked to contact Surfside Police at 305-861-4862 or Miami Beach Police at 305-673-7901.

NBC 6 and AP
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