Update: Lufkin police search for car dealership vandals
POSTED: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 7:10am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 2:24pm
Lufkin — Lufkin Crimestoppers have released more information in last week's vandalism of multiple vehicles at Al Meyer Ford.
On June 19, employees of the dealership, located in the 800 block of North Medford Drive in Lufkin, arrived at work to find that numerous vehicles had been vandalized.
The actor or actors in this crime caused extensive damage to multiple vehicles. Based upon the initial investigation, it appears that vandalism, not burglary, was their intent. The damage caused includes smashed windows, broken side view mirrors, punctured tires, and scratched paint. The actor(s) inscribed the hood of one vehicle with "[expletive] Ford".
The cost of the damage to the vehicles, which belong to the dealership and its customers, totals tens of thousands of dollars.
Evidence at the scene suggests that someone involved in the crime injured him or herself and likely sustained a bleeding injury to their hand or arm. The evidence collected at the scene, including blood samples, will allow investigators to link the criminal(s) to their crime but the investigators need your help to identify them.
Lufkin police are asking for the public's help in gathering information on vandalism that took place at a local dealership.
Authorities tell KETK at least 14 vehicles were damaged by unknown suspect(s) on the 800 block of N. Medford Driver at Al Meyer Ford.
The crime took place between Monday at 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 7:20 a.m. Vandals destroyed windows, mirrors, tires, body paint damage, taillights and headlights. The damage is valued somewhere between $20,000 to $100,000.
If you have any information on this case, contact the Lufkin Crime Stoppers at (936)-639-TIPS.