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Vandals Target Cars in Historic Neighborhood



    Vandals strike an historic Delaware neighborhood, keying 16 cars. NBC10’s George Spencer talked to some of the victims. (Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014)

    Police are on the hunt for vandals who they say keyed over a dozen cars in Wilmington’s historic Triangle neighborhood over the weekend.

    Police say 16 cars parked on the 600 and 700 blocks of W. 19th Street and the 2000 block of N. Harriston Street were keyed during the overnight hours of April 4 into April 5, causing paint damage.

    “I was going out,” said Cathy Geahr, one of the victims. “So I went to get in my car and I saw a scratch. And then I looked at my neighbor’s car and hers was scratched. And then I went down and saw the other ones were scratched.”

    The Triangle neighborhood is a community of homes in Wilmington built in the 1920’s. 

    “It’s a really great neighborhood and it’s a strong neighborhood,” said Wilmington Police Cpl. Mark Ivey. “It’s frustrating because these are good people who’ve had their hard-earned property destroyed for no reason.”

    Police have not released descriptions of any suspects but are warning residents in the area to remain vigilant and contact them if they notice anything suspicious.

    “The problem stems from the park,” said Jason Moore. “We have a lot of traffic coming through the neighborhood and a lot of young kids.”

    If you have any information on the vandals, please call Wilmington Police at 302-576-3162.