Residents and business were counting the cost after vandals shot out the windows and windshields of more than 20 vehicles while driving through South Bay beach cities.
The crime spree, which caused thousands of dollars worth of damage, happened in Torrance, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach in the early morning hours of Monday. And with investigators conceding they have no leads to help them track down who was behind the apparently random shootings, victims are not confident the perpetrators will be brought to justice.
"It's not right. I wish they would catch the person somehow but I don't think they will," said Nancy Cowden, who woke up to discover her car had been damaged.
The Torrance Police Department received reports of seven damaged vehicles in the 5200 block of Torrance Boulevard. The windows had been shattered by BB gun rounds.
The vandals then headed to Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach, where officers received 13 reports of damaged vehicles including at the Land Rover South Bay dealership.
"I don't think they really realize how this affects people's livelihoods, you know. I could've sold his car today," Jason Thurman, who works at the dealership said. "There’s got to be better things to do with your time than shooting out windows of cars."
Two vehicle owners in Manhattan Beach also reported damage to their windows on Manahttan Beach Boulevard.