More than 60 vehicles vandalized in York County

More than 60 vehicles vandalized in York County

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 1 at 11:03 AM

YORK COUNTY, S.C. -- More than 60 vehicles in York County were damaged by BB guns and paint balls over the weekend.

The Rock Hill Police Department said they had reports of 50 different cars struck by the vandals, all of them parked, and all of the victims reported their cars were vandalized at night.

Police said they believe the vandalism, which is spread throughout the city, is related.

June Hollinger now has plastic taped over the back window of her van. He car was hit by BBs on Sunday night.

“I’m on disability and I try to pay for my vehicle monthly so it's hard when somebody destroys your car,” she said.

Elaine Erskine’s pickup truck had the right side passenger window shattered. There is also a hole in her windshield.

“It’s bad enough that I have to pay for part of it out of my pocket. I have a limited income. I can’t afford that,” she said.

John Poindexter considers himself lucky. His vehicle was hit too but one of the BBs also went through his bedroom window while he was in the room.

“It came straight across my bed. I was up watching TV. It could have hit me,” Poindexter said.

Authorities believe the suspects started with BB guns, then switched over to paintball guns, starting in the northern part of the city in the Cherry Road/Celanese Road/India Hook Road-area, before moving to the Dave Lyle Boulevard/Annafrel Street-area in the central part of the city.

The York County Sheriff's Office said they had 11 reports of similar vandalism within their jurisdiction.

Authorities believe there are four suspects involved and think the suspect vehicle is a dark-colored Honda, perhaps blue, black or green, with the new bluish in color halogen headlights and a loud muffler.

Patrols in the affected areas has already been stepped-up, but officials ask if you see a vehicle matching the description, or if you have any information, to call law enforcement.

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