CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Police are learning more about a group of vandals suspected in a string of tire slashings that caused thousands of dollars in damage. The incidents happened in the Colonial Heights and the Chesterfield County area-- all in the past two weeks.
The most recent, just this past weekend in the Chester Village Green Area. Chesterfield police were on patrol in the Chester Village Green neighborhood Monday morning, taking notes from neighbors.
"Several of the victims here in Chester Village Green had heard noises, hissing noises, stuff like that," said Lt. T.O. McCullough with Chesterfield County.
Jen Acome's family woke up to slashed tires Sunday morning: "It's total malice. They gained nothing out of it except this is a cute little prank."
A cute little prank police say could carry some serious consequences, including felony vandalism charges. The vandals struck twice two weeks ago- on Beechwood, Dale, and Farris Avenues in Colonial Heights.
Hours earlier and less than three miles away in Chester, a similar story. In the Ashley Forest subdivision near Harrowgate Road. 15 vehicles were damaged and 39 tires were slashed.
Then, this past weekend, only four miles away the Chester Village Green Neighborhood took a hit. 20 cars were damaged with more than ten thousand dollars worth of damage.
Police say whomever did this is probably fairly familiar with the Chester area and they're hoping they might get an important clue from area schools.
"It seems like a very juvenile crime at this point," said McCullough. "You don't see a lot of adults going out and slashing vehicle tires, especially to this extent."
Police have a copy of this surveillance video shot by a neighbor in Chester Village Green. NBC12 also obtained a copy.
Investigators say the people are the suspects and police are working to clear up the images to learn more about what happened. We did check in with Colonial Heights police too. They say they have still haven't identified any suspects, but they haven't had any further incidents either.