Vandals damage five cars in village rampage

PUBLISHED: 15:51 13 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

FIVE cars were damaged in a village at the weekend and police are appealing for witnesses and information. The cars were in Offas Way, Wheathampstead, and were vandalised overnight last Friday. Four had wing mirrors kicked off and one had a large dent in

FIVE cars were damaged in a village at the weekend and police are appealing for witnesses and information.

The cars were in Offas Way, Wheathampstead, and were vandalised overnight last Friday.

Four had wing mirrors kicked off and one had a large dent in the roof where someone had walked over the top of it. A sixth car had also been walked over but no damage was caused.

Pc Andrew Yuill from the Harpenden Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "There have been a number of incidents of criminal damage over the past few months across Wheathampstead involving vehicles being scratched or damage caused to windscreens and windows.

"I'd like to appeal for witnesses to the incidents of criminal damage which have caused owners much inconvenience and expense and I'd like to make people aware of the situation without unduly worrying them."

Most of the damage seems to be caused after 1am and police advise residents with a garage to park their car in it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 33 00 222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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