Merritt RCMP unable to identify suspects who vandalized the Christmas tree at Spirit Square.
Cpl Brock Hedrick says the vandalism at the city space on Granite Ave occurred Friday evening.
He says a couple of suspects were observed on video surveillance, but police have been unable to positively identify anyone.
"We aren't able to determine at this time exactly who did it but can confirm a couple of people were observed on video damaging ornaments, and what have you on the community Christmas tree on Friday evening. I'm not sure why someone would want to do that, but it is highly inappropriate."
Hedrick says police were alerted to the damage through postings on social media and encourages those doing so to report incidents to the detachment instead of on Facebook in the future.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Merritt RCMP or Crime Stoppers.