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UPDATED: Tire slashing spree this past weekend in Downtown Wilmington


500p Update: Wilmington Police say 18 cars had between one and all four tires slashed Friday night. Most them were parked along 2nd Street between Dock and Walnut. So far, the estimate for damage is running around $8,000. Investigators are looking for up to three suspects.


WILMINGTON (WWAY) - Someone slashed a number of tires this weekend in Downtown Wilmington.

Wilmington Police responded to several calls and say more than 10 cars had tires slashed on 2nd Street overnight Friday.

Other tires were also slashed on other streets downtown.

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OK WPD spent alot of money

OK WPD spent alot of money installing cameras downtown last year. Now I would bet that there isn't anyone actually watching the cams. If so, I think the chief should let all of us know that so we feel safer. If there isn't anyone watching the cams, has WPD reviewed the recordings to see if they can see the suspects? If the cams were installed strictly as a deterrent to crime then once again the city is wasting our money.

They can't watch the cameras....

...because they bought the fake ones at the cheap tool store for $6.99. They blink, they wink and rotate back and forth. They just don't record video.

Check to see if any of these

Check to see if any of these thugs own a BB gun, too. I've had my window shattered by one a couple months ago.

Check the cameras, you know,

Check the cameras, you know, the ones that were put up to help the police stop the crime downtown.

Agreed. It has seemed worse

Agreed. It has seemed worse lately...

THe reason why I don't go downtown after dark

This is the reason I do not go downtown after dark or on the week-ends.