Tires slashed in Somerton

More than a dozen Somer­ton res­id­ents woke up on Jan. 29 to dis­cov­er that van­dals had punc­tured the tires on their parked vehicles.

The dam­age af­fected 31 tires on 15 vehicles over an area of about six square blocks, in­clud­ing the 10700 block of Lock­art Road and the 200 block of Re­gina St., said Phil­adelphia Po­lice Capt. Joe Zaffino. The crimes were re­por­ted at about 7 a.m. and had oc­curred dur­ing the early morn­ing hours. Dam­ages were es­tim­ated at $4,000.

Po­lice don’t know how many cul­prits were in­volved and con­tin­ue to search for pos­sible wit­nesses. The dam­aged tires had one-inch punc­tures.

Zaffino en­cour­aged any wit­nesses to call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153. Fur­ther, res­id­ents should keep an eye out for sus­pi­cious activ­ity in their neigh­bor­hoods and call 911 if they see a stranger walk­ing around in pre-dawn hours. ••

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