Slashed tyres leave $10,000 dam­age bill

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS - JACK PAYNTER [email protected]

VAN­DALS who wreaked havoc to dozens of car tyres in Black­mans Bay over the long week­end have caused up to $10,000 dam­age, Tas­ma­nia Po­lice say.

Shocked lo­cal res­i­dents woke on Sun­day morn­ing to find more than 20 cars had been tar­geted in a tyre-slash­ing spree.

Po­lice said 22 ve­hi­cles from Waratah St, Kingston and Pearsall Ave, Black­mans Bay had their tyres punc­tured between 8pm Satur­day night and 10am Sun­day morn­ing.

Po­lice said the dam­age was es­ti­mated to be between $8000 and $10,000.

“It’s be­lieved the of­fend­ers were on foot at the time of caus­ing the dam­age,” a spokespers­on said.

When the Mer­cury drove through the area on Mon­day there were at least 10 cars with de­flated tyres still sit­ting on the street.

Kingston Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is urged to con­tact the sta­tion on 131 444 or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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