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Vicksburg Police search for teen vandals terrorizing neighborhoods

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VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Teen vandals in Vicksburg are terrorizing neighborhoods across the city. 

Police said a group of teens armed with pellet rifles and BB guns have been targeting quiet streets like Lightcap Boulevard in Vicksburg and they are up to no good.

“We have had 30 acts of vandalism through the past weekend and roughly about 20 different neighborhood,” said Vicksburg Police Lt. Troy Kimble.

The teens are reportedly shooting out random car and truck windows late at night when they think nobody is watching.

“I had made it home and when I was pulling up right here and there was a truck and the window was shot out,” said Vicksburg resident Keyona Houston.

“I think it was Saturday night," said Rickey Butler. "I saw two cars coming flying around the neighborhood.” 

Some neighbors say the string of vandalism incidents is senseless and costing drivers thousands of dollars - time and stress and they are not happy about it.

“That’s people's cars and you don't do that to people's cars. That is just crazy,” said Houston.

“I feel bad because they shouldn't be doing this. We work too hard for that,” said  Vicksburg Resident Gwen Houston. “It is frustrating because this is just heinous, malicious acts and there are other crimes."

Citizens said they are fearful the teens with strike again.

“I am hoping it doesn't happen to me, but I also don't want it to happen to anyone else because it is just pointless money coming out of your pocket,” said Butler.

Police have beefed up patrols and they're encouraging residents to keep an eye out to help track down these vandals.

“It is frustrating because this is just heinous, malicious acts,” said Kimble.

 If you have any exterior video recordings or any information to help police, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at (601) 801-5304 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 481-8477.

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