Vandals smash more than half a dozen car windows around downtown

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INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Shards of glass still cover the roadways of several streets around downtown Indianapolis after vandals smashed more than half a dozen car windows around the city.

“I think they used a bat or a crowbar,” says victim David Dezern.

Residents who live near downtown woke up to the damage Saturday morning and quickly filed police reports.

“I’m 99% sure that it was random,” says Dezern.

Apparently nothing was taken from the car, just somebody breaking the windows,” says victim Rob Roller.

These victims are not the only ones with property damage. Someone smashed the glass of three Blue Indy cars. Also, a woman who parked her car at the Omni Hotel using valet services has her window smashed in. Two other cars around downtown damaged too, costing hundreds of dollars in repairs.

“I called the insurance company. They are coming on Tuesday to do the repair,” says Dezern.

The residents tell me that this is not the first time that their vehicle has been damaged while parked near downtown.

“I have replaced three windows on my vehicles in the last ten years,” says Roller.

Although nothing was taken from the cars, police warn people not to leave their belongings inside.

“We try not to keep anything valuable in the car so that nobody breaks in for the purpose of getting anything,” says Roller.