SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) – An act of vandalism at a Seattle bank in support of the Occupy Oakland movement has led Seattle police to believe it is connected to the Occupy movement.
Police say someone broke out the windows of a U-S Bank in Seattle around 3 a.m. Saturday. On the building, someone had spray-painted the words, “revenge for Occupy Oakland.” KIRO reports the bank’s ATM was also damaged.
Seattle Police Det. Mark Jamieson said the damage to the bank is estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars. To this point, no one has been arrested and no one attempted to enter the bank, police said.
The vandalism’s connection to the Occupy movement is the latest incident for an area that has had to address the occupation of its own local encampment. Last week, the board of trustees for Seattle’s community colleges voted to prohibit Occupy Seattle protesters from occupying at Seattle Central Community College, citing unsanitary conditions. Authorities are also investigating claims that an Occupy Seattle protester had a miscarriage as a result of a Nov. 15 incident with police.
Messages left by CBS Seattle for Occupy Seattle and Occupy Oakland were not immediately returned.