Peel Police are on the lookout for a man who reportedly started yelling racial comments and threats towards a woman in a Mississauga parking lot. An incident being considered a hate crime occurred on January 30 and was caught on camera. Investigators are seeking assistance from the public as there were a total of three incidents on the same evening which are suspected connected. 

According to Peel Police's release, the situation occurred at around 8:30 p.m. in a parking lot by Mavis Road and Britannia Road in Mississauga on Thursday, January 30.

The victim, a 35-year-old Toronto woman, called police to report the crime. No physical injuries were reported.

Peel Police uploaded the nearly 30-second video onto YouTube in hopes of identifying the man in question.

The clip shows the suspect standing on the driver's side of the vehicle, holding the door open as he argues with someone else out of frame.

In the clip, the man can be heard telling others to get out of his face, stating that he's not from Mississauga or Brampton.

Bystanders can be heard telling the man to leave the area and drive off before he gets into his car and closes the door.

In the clip, the man can be heard comparing "white people" to "you people."

According to police, the man is also suspected of being involved in two similar incidents that happened that same evening in Brampton. 

Those allegedly took place in two different plazas on Hurontario Street between Ray Lawson Boulevard and Steeles Avenue.

Both happened within a 30-minute time frame, from 7:10 p.m., to 7:40 p.m. It's reported the suspect had caused a disturbance by yelling racial slurs at people in that area.

Police describe the man in question as a white male in his 40s, wearing a black hooded sweater, a black t-shirt, and a black baseball hat.

The car he was driving is apparently a silver two-door Honda with a rear non-Ontario license plate with the numbers *284888*.

Unfortunately, racism is a recurring topic in and around the GTA, and that has been no different in recent times.

Back in November, a woman was filmed screaming racist remarks at York University students in Toronto.

Another incident in December saw a woman in Niagara verbally assault a Chinese family.

Then there's the outbreak of coronavirus, which has led to some GTA school boards revealing they are dealing with increased instances of racism against Asian students.

Police are asking anyone who may have information to call investigators at (905) 453–2121, ext. 1133. 

Regarding the recent incidents in Mississauga and Brampton, any information is asked to be submitted through Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

Narcity has reached out to Peel Police for comment.

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