Police have confirmed that they are investigating a number of reports of criminal damage in Jonesborough, Cloghoge and various locations in Newry and south Armagh.
A spokesperson said: “Graffiti had been sprayed on a number of signs and domestic premises in recent months and a link is being explored between these reports.”
Sinn Féin MLA, Liz Kimmins, said he has been made aware of graffiti in Forkhill and other parts of South Armagh in recent days.
“This has caused a lot of anxiety and stress for people whose properties were affected as they don’t know why they have been targeted,” she said.
Party colleague, Mickey Larkin, added: “A number of residents have contacted me to raise their concerns about this issue.
“In recent weeks a number of properties have been vandalised, most recently the home of a local pensioner was targeted with this graffiti.
“The homeowners and businesses that have been subjected to this vandalism have been left extremely distressed and I call on those involved in this vile anti-social behaviour to get off the back of our communities and stop at once.
“These incidents have been reported and I encourage anyone with information to bring it forward to the police.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 1344 of 06/11/23.
A report can be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org