Vandal damages more than a dozen vehicles in Forest Heights neighbourhood
EDMONTON -- Nearly 20 vehicles parked in a south Edmonton neighbourhood were targeted by a vandal over the weekend.
William Gray's BMW was one of the cars hit in Forest Heights.
"I guess somebody came out late at night and slashed everybody's tires and ran away," he said.
In total, 18 vehicles were vandalized. Some saw their tires slashed. At least one vehicle was keyed.
They were mostly parked on 78 and 79 Streets between 105 and 106 Avenues. Vehicles of a nearby apartment building were also damaged, police said.
"Seems like a nice neighbourhood," Gabriel Loyer, the owner of a damaged truck, said. "But it's kind of like: is it some kids who are bored?"
Vehicles of a nearby apartment building were also damaged, police said.
“A senseless crime," EPS spokesperson Scott Pattison commented, adding repairs were the last thing Edmontonians needed during a pandemic.
"Inconvenienced a lot of people, and at a time when people aren’t working, certainly an expense they don’t need as well.”
Edmonton Police Service believes the crimes happened between 7 p.m. July 4 and 1 a.m. July 5.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about the spree or who has security footage that could help the case to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
With files from CTV News Edmonton's Dave Ewasuk