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Springfield residents continue to pick up pieces after car vandalism spree

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On Friday, White Street in Springfield was a sight to see. It was one of streets hit hardest during a car vandalism spree that took place on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Shattered car windows and chards of glass sprayed across the pavement were common sights up and down the street.  

"We have sightings and witnesses that have said a dark-colored SUV ... maybe a Ford Explorer ... driven by a Hispanic female with a male Hispanic in the passenger seat leaning out the window with a pellet gun and targeting windows as they drove down the street," said Sgt. John Delaney of the Springfield Police Department.  

Police said White Street and nine other streets, primarily in the Forest Park neighborhood, were targeted in the spree.

Around 30 cars parked along those streets were reported to have their driver side and passenger windows cracked and shattered.

However, cars weren't the only valuables hit.

"My house got shot on Orange Street," said Alejandro Ruiz, a Springfield resident.

Ruiz said a pellet went right through his house window, which scared his wife who was home at the time.

Police believe someone caused thousands of dollars of damage just for kicks.

However, Ruiz said it's no laughing matter.

"This is putting Springfield down again ... we already have so many bad things happening, why bring more down to our city?" Ruiz said.

Police are still looking for the suspects, and people who have any tips about the vandalism are encouraged to call the police detective bureau.

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