Tire slashers hit Chester Village Green

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - It happened overnight -- someone slashed about 20 cars in the "Chester Village Green" neighborhood. That's just off Chester Road and West Hundred Road.

The slashings come on the heels of two other tire slashing incidents-- in Colonial Heights and Chesterfield County. Now, the victims are turning to Facebook to find the bad guys!

From dawn to late in the evening, it was the same story.

"At 3 o'clock in the morning, the policeman rang our doorbell..." said one of the victims, Mike Rogers.

"He actually informed us that all 4 of our tires had been slashed," said Jen Acome, who also had a car with slashed tires. "We came out and that's when we noticed it had been every person on the street."

"It wasn't a friendly morning, that's for sure!" added Mikal Brown.

Tow trucks littered the street early in the day.

"First thing I thought was, These are brand new tires! I just bought em you know, last month!" said Rogers.

Into the evening, some worked by flashlight to make repairs. Neighbors say this type of crime just doesn't usually happen near their home.

"This is where my family lives!" said Brown. "My wife and my kids. I don't want people in here poking holes in my tires.

But this neighborhood isn't just coming together to fix the problem, they're also fighting back against the criminals who did this.

"We've all been out here and just kinda comparing notes and trying to figure out where or at what time," said Acone.

Plus, there's already a Facebook page for sharing information and one man thinks he caught the crooks on his home security system.

"We made a copy of that for police," said Ronnie Jones

Police confirm that they do have a video of the suspects and neighbors hope that's enough to catch someone.

"I hope the judge when he's caught, I hope the judge makes em pay, pay the money to a charity or something so they can feel the frustration that everybody on this block has felt by having to pay for four sets of tires around the holidays!" said Brown.

Police tell us they are going to take a look at that surveillance video -- and see if those people are in fact suspects. That's when we could get a closer look at it. Meanwhile, they're investigating to see if these cases are connected to the other recent cases.

If you know anything that can help police, you're asked you call Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660.

Copyright 2011 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.