Police hunt car vandals who damaged 15 vehicles

By Adele Forrest | 27/12/2017

Police hunt car vandals who damaged 15 vehicles

TWO men believed to be responsible for an early morning vandalism rampage in which 15 cars were damaged are being hunted.

The men smashed windows and released handbrakes causing cars to roll downhill during the early hours of Friday (December 22).

The first incident occurred at around 3.35am when three cars were damaged on Green Rise, Rawmarsh. 

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “The windows of the cars were smashed and the handbrake released so that the cars would roll downhill.

“Afterwards, a further four vehicles were damaged across Rawmarsh before three were targeted in Wath.

“Shortly afterwards, one vehicle in Bolton-on-Dearne, two in Goldthorpe and two in Darfield had their windows smashed and handbrake released.”

Police are now appealing for anyone with CCTV footage to come forward.

Sgt Jason Pearson said: “We believe it’s the same people who are responsible for the damage caused during these incidents and are working hard to identify them.

“We know that an orange coloured Vauxhall Corsa was in the Bolton-on-Dearne area at the time those offences were committed, with two men in the car. 

“One of the men was described as wearing a blue hooded bomber jacket, grey bottoms and a baseball cap.

“Thankfully, no-one was injured during the incidents but the behaviour of those involved was reckless and irresponsible and could have quite easily resulted in someone being injured.

“We have a dedicated team following up lines of enquiry in relation to this as well as PCSOs in the areas affected.

“I’d like to ask that anyone who thinks they have CCTV in the areas mentioned that may have captured the incidents to get in touch with us.

“Also, if you heard anything suspicious early this morning, or think you know who is responsible, call us on 101, quoting incident number 110 of December 22.”

Or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111. 

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