35 cars damaged in Castletown vandalism spree

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Police are appealing for the public’s help after 35 cars were damaged by vandals in Castletown during the early hours of yesterday (Saturday) morning.

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage is believed to have been caused.

Police say the damage comprises mainly of broken wing mirrors and wiper blades, although three vehicles also suffered punctured tyres.

Witnesses have reported seeing three males in their teens or early twenties causing damage to one vehicle in The Crofts. The suspects have been described as being slim or athletic in build and wearing dark clothing with hoods over their heads.

The trio were seen at around 3am, but police say the extent of the damage over a large area indicates it would have taken a considerable amount of time to carry out.

The trail of damage stretched from the Janet’s Corner area down Bowling Green Road, via Pickard Close, Smetana Close towards Athol Terrace and across the pedestrian bridge over the Silverburn River. Vehicles parked in Northcroft Apartments, Malew Street and The Crofts were also damaged.

Officers will be carrying out house to house enquiries and a leaflet drop in the next few days along the route of the damage.

In the meantime, anybody with any information is urged to contact Constable Robin Arnold at Castletown Police Station on 822222 or anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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