Whittier

At Least 50 Cars Vandalized All Over Whittier

Neighboring cities like La Habra and West Whittier could have also been hit

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Vandals covered a lot of ground overnight in an extreme and expensive case of vandalism that left at least 50 cars with shattered windows in Whittier and possibly other communities.

The cars were vandalized Thursday night all over the city of Whittier. Early Friday, police were still tallying up the damage.  

An additional 13 reports of vandalism were received by Whittier police later Friday morning, suggesting the number of damaged cars might top 60.

A grey Honda Civic is being sought in connection with the crime wave, police said. As many as three people were inside the car.

Calls about the vandalized cars flooded the Whittier Police Department from about 10 p.m. to 11:40 p.m. Police are asking anyone with video of the crimes, possibly from home security camera videos, to contact authorities.  

All cars had their windows shattered, possibly having been shot with a BB gun, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, as neighboring cities like La Habra and West Whittier could have also been hit. The vandalism happened at about the same time someone fired a BB gun at three men standing in a driveway.

The men were not seriously injured.

No information about a motive for the crime, or about a suspect or suspects, was immediately available. 

NBC4's Jonathan Lloyd contributed to this report.

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