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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007

Police seek shooters of car windows
More than $11,000 in damage caused in Southwest neighborhood

By Seth Burkett 340-2355

Miscreants went on a tear over the weekend, shooting the windows of cars and houses and causing more than $11,000 in damage in Southwest Decatur neighborhoods, police said as they tallied the reports Monday.

Lt. Chris Mathews, a Decatur police spokesman, said officers took at least 24 reports of vandalism. According to those reports, windows of 23 vehicles and two homes were damaged, in most cases by BB or pellet guns, between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.

No arrests have been made, but police are looking for a green sport utility vehicle with a partial tag number of AR0, Mathews said.

Police believe two or three black males and one or two white males were riding in the SUV, Mathews said.

It was not known if all the incidents were connected, but many took place in clusters.

Thirteen of the reports came from the Dunbarton area, including seven on Duncansby Drive Southwest.

Others took place in the area of Victoria Drive Southwest and in the area of Diane Street Southwest.

Mathews said an investigator was following up leads in the case but tips would help.

The confidential police tip line can be reached at 341- 4636.

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