$7500 Reward for Mayfair Tire Slashers

Call Philadelphia Police if you know who keeps slashing the tires on cars in the Mayfair section of the city. You'll get a reward.

By Teresa Masterson
|  Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012  |  Updated 12:34 PM EDT
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More Tires Slashed in Mayfair

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Tire Slasher Strikes Mayfair Again

Residents of Mayfair woke up to more slashed tires on Tuesday morning. These slashings occurred along the 4000 blocks of Aldine and Teesdale Streets. A total of 55 vehicles have been vandalized in the neighborhood in the past three months. NBC10's Harry Hairston talks to angry neighborhood residents about the vandalism.

More Tires Slashed in Mayfair

Neighbors in Mayfair woke up to find their tires slashed - again. Now police hope a $7500 reward will put an end to the costly string of vandalism. Ten cars on Aldine and Teesdale Streets were hit Monday night. Residents spent Tuesday night on their front porches. NBC10's Cydney Long reports that some worry that neighbors might take matters into their own hands because of how frustrated they are.
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey announced a $7,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for repeatedly slashing residents’ tires in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia.

The Fraternal Order of Police is giving $5,000 of the reward and the Mayor’s office is offering $2,500.

Tires on a total of 55 cars have been slashed in Mayfair in the past three months while the owners slept, police say.

One resident told NBC10 Philadelphia Tuesday that a neighbor saw two men slashing tires in the last bout of vandalism.

Anyone with information should call Philadelphia Police.

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