Vandalism spree sees more than 20 car windows smashed in NE Minneapolis

The culprits may have used a BB or pellet gun to cause some of the damage.
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More than 20 vehicle owners reported their windows had been smashed over the weekend in northeast Minneapolis.

Minneapolis police is investigating after the vandalism spree in and around the Logan Park neighborhood on Sunday and Monday.

Police spokesman John Elder told BMTN that a few of the incidents suggested a BB or pellet gun had been used to cause the damage.

"At this point we do not know for sure that all of the Damage caused to the vehicles was from a pellet gun, but it is likely a common factor," Elder said.

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The department's 2nd Precinct is in the process of sending out alerts to northeast residents, warning them about the rash of damage to vehicles.

"We are encouraging citizens to please call 911 or Crime Stoppers if anyone has information pertaining to these incidents," Elder said.

The Star Tribune spoke with several of the victims, noting that many of the targeted vehicles were parked on the 600 block of Washington Street and several blocks of Jefferson Street.

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