SUNDERLAND, Mass. (WWLP) – Sunderland Police were investigating an extreme case of vandalism in which the tires of 20 cars were slashed at two apartment complexes overnight Tuesday.
“That’s just a mean thing to do,” Sunderland Police Chief Jeffrey Gilbert told 22News. “We got the first call at 9:00 this morning, but we believe it happened over night.”
Chief Gilbert said many of the cars had all four tires slashed. Several had two tires destroyed. “It’s thousands and thousands of dollars in damage.”
The cars were damaged at both the Lantern Court and Squire Village Apartments on Route 116 in Sunderland. The two apartment complexes are situated right next to each other.
Chief Gilbert said there may be more cars with slashed tires that have not yet been reported by people who are either away for the holiday, or at work and have not yet discovered the damage.
Cars have been being towed to service stations and tire stores all day, according to the chief.
So far, there have been no arrests, and police have identified no suspects.