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Two dozen vehicles have windows smashed during overnight vandalism spree

Vehicle window shot out last week (photo courtesy anonymous)

Someone shot out or smashed the windows on two dozen vehicles parked in Arlington during one night last week.

The vandalism spree happened overnight between the evening of Thursday, Oct. 20 and the morning of Friday, Oct. 21.

“An unknown suspect(s) smashed the windows of approximately 24 victim vehicles with an unknown object,” ACPD spokesperson Alli Shorb told ARLnow. “The victim vehicles varied in make and model. There is no suspect description(s) at this time. The investigation is ongoing.”

The locations of damaged vehicles included neighborhoods in and around Crystal City, Rosslyn, Courthouse, Ballston, Waverly Hills and Dominion Hills.

Location of damaged vehicles (courtesy ACPD)

One of the victims, whose vehicle was parked in the North Highland neighborhood near Rosslyn when it was damaged, believes that the vandal or vandals were using BB guns or something similar.

“I believe it was a BB gun or air rifle. I can’t find a round or BB in my car to be sure, however,” he told ARLnow. “My car and another from my block in North Highland are pictured.”

Update on 10/26/22 — Another vehicle vandalism spree has been reported, potentially involving the same suspect or suspects.

Update on 10/27/22Yet vehicle vandalism spree by a BB gun-armed suspect (or suspects) has been reported.

Update on 10/28/22 — A suspect has been arrested, Arlington County police announced.

Vehicle window shot out last week (photo courtesy anonymous)

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