Approximately 20 more cars vandalized in northeast Reading

Cash reward offered for tip that leads to arrest

READING, Pa. - Residents of a Reading neighborhood plagued by vandalism to their vehicles are getting no relief.

Approximately 20 more vehicles were vandalized in northeast Reading over the weekend, RPD Sgt. Darrin C. Dougherty told 69 News on Monday.

As of last Friday afternoon, more than 50 cars had been damaged by BB gun-toting vehicles in the same area of the city, police said.

Stephiny Chimelis told 69 News that she's sick and tired of having to replace her car windows.

"It's not fair, because people don't know the value of what other people have," she said. "They are just doing it for fun."

Reading police said they have stepped up patrols in the area as a result of the vandalism, which has also stretched to neighboring Cumru and Muhlenberg townships.

Anyone with information about the crime spree is urged to contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913. A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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