Swastika graffiti (illustration)
Swastika graffiti (illustration) Reuters

A Jewish-owned business in Seattle, Washington has been attacked with anti-Semitic graffiti twice in a period of six months, JTA reports Thursday.

Swastikas were scrawled in front of Sleepers in Seattle, a store located in The Junction business district of the West Coast seaport city for the past 25 years. 

The anti-Semitic symbols were found on the sidewalk in front of the store before it opened on Tuesday morning. 

The owners of the store told Komonews.com that they feel specifically targeted as theirs is the only Jewish-owned business on the street.

“Now being the second time it just doesn’t feel random,” said the owners’ son, Max Alcabes. “It feels real ugly and it’s kind of a sick feeling.”

While the owners did not report the first incident, according to the West Seattle Blog, they have spoken to both police and the Anti-Defamation League about the second act of vandalism.