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Police Hunt for Vandals Smashing Car Windows



    According to Southampton Police, vandals have been throwing rocks at vehicles in Bucks Country causing damage and creating dangerous driving conditions. Officials are looking for the suspects and say the damage tops a thousand dollars. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports the latest. (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2013)

    Police are on the hunt for vandals who they say are throwing rocks at the windows of vehicles in Southampton, Pa., causing thousands of dollars in damage.

    Since March 10, police say ten vehicles, including a Neshaminy school bus, have been targeted. All of the incidents happened either during rush hour or overnight on Brownsville Road. Police say the damage is estimated to be between $200 and $400 per vehicle.

    “My daughter was driving down Brownsville Road to her friend’s house,” said Ray Carter. “Something struck the windshield and she pulled over and called me hysterically crying. It needed a full replacement of the windshield.”

    A car used by 80 volunteer firefighters was also vandalized. Trevose Fire Chief Steven Krippel believes a BB gun was used to shatter the glass.

    “After the BB went through it the safety glass shattered,” said Krippel. “All of the vehicle’s windows have a special glass that blows out totally.”

    Police say a Burgundy truck was seen passing by in two of the incidents. If you have information on any of these incidents, please call Southampton Police at 215-322-9700.