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Vandals strike a third time, slashing tires at apartment complexes

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Residents of a Jackson apartment complex headed out Monday morning to the shock of finding their tires flattened. Vehicles were damaged in the early morning hours in west Jackson.

This is not the first time vehicles in apartments and surrounding neighborhoods were damaged. It started a couple of months ago at other complexes and areas east of I-220.

According to Jackson police, more than 100 vehicles were targeted at the Commonwealth Village on Skyview Drive Monday. Tires were punctured or slashed throughout what were formerly the Christian Brotherhood Apartments.

JPD Officer Colendula Green said investigators are reviewing surveillance video which will hopefully lead to the culprits.

"It should not have happened. That gate needs to be fixed and closed," said Commonwealth Village resident Valeria Hayden. "They walk through gate and the outgoing gates need to be fixed and closed."

On January seventh tires were slashed at the Madonna Manor apartments on Houston Avenue and across the street at the Vintage Apartments. Dozens of tires were damaged in the west Jackson neighborhood.

On January 23rd more flattened tires were reported at the Colonial Village Apartments on Mable Street. Vehicles were damaged on the property and in the surrounding area.

Officer Green said Madonna Manor and Colonial Village Apartments are owned by the same company. Investigators are trying to determine if there is a connection. No arrests have been made.

Ruth Davis lives on O'Bannon drive at the entrance of Commonwealth Village.

"I had a flat tire on yesterday so we fixed it," said Davis. "I come out this morning, got another flat tire. Then my granddaughter called me and said 'Granny I hear that they are punching peoples' tires in your area'. She said 'Go look out your door'. I got two flat tires."

No suspects have been identified. We were unable to reach Commonwealth Village management for comment.

Insurance agents say the damage to vehicles is covered under insurance policies but only if the owner has comprehensive which covers vandalism.

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