EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSHurricane Residents Find Cars Vandalized, Broken Into
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Reported by: Katy Brown
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 5, 2013 6:53 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 5, 2013 10:21 PM EDT
Hurricane , Putnam County , West Virginia
Car vandals are at it again, this time not only egging cars, but breaking in as well.
It was certainly not a sight anyone wanted to wake up to in Hurricane on Saturday - eggs covering the sides of cars in one neighborhood, and in another, the insides of cars ransacked.
"I feel violated,” one victim said. “Hurricane is a nice and safe town, and I feel like we're being targeted."
Some people living in the Pendleton Woods area of Hurricane woke up to find their car had been broken into. At least five cars were targeted.
"They're not busting the windows out,” Sgt. Travis J Dillon, of Hurricane police, said.
“They're checking the doors on every vehicle and, if they find one unlocked, that's the one they're getting into."
Hurricane police responded and said most of the cars were left unlocked, allowing the thieves to make off with some valuables.
"We had some cash taken,” Dillon said. “One vehicle, there was a GPS system in it that was taken. And also there was a doctor's vehicle that was broken into and a prescription pad that was stolen."
Police said pharmacies were notified of the stolen prescription pad.
And sadly, those break-ins weren't the only acts of vandalism to hit Hurricane overnight.
Many people living on Ada Dell Avenue found their cars were egged. And with the increase of vandalism, everyone is now on high alert.
"Being where my house is located, we'll be getting lots of cameras on our house," one victim said.
Dillon said vandalism increases around Halloween.
“They do a lot of car eggings,” he said. “But the best advice I can give is keep your doors locked. This should be a habit, to lock your doors."
Police are still investigating this recent rash of vandalism, but, so far, they do not have any suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call police.
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