An appeal for more information is being made by police investigating a series of criminal damage and attempted car thefts in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.
Four cars parked in Wheeler Way, Green Lane and Whitecross Avenue respectively were damaged over the weekend of Friday, July 8, Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 2011.
Nothing was reported stolen from inside the cars but it appears attempts were made to tamper with each car and start them.
One of the cars, a Mitsubishi saloon, was freewheeled into a nearby road, Downland View, and then abandoned.
Police have carried out forensic and house-to-house enquiries in the local community over the past fortnight. A wider appeal for information is now being made to support ongoing lines of enquiry.
One of the vehicle owners, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “Whoever was responsible for this damage did not realise the fact that they affected more than just a van. I need this vehicle to work and earn a living. Their thoughtless actions have damaged my livelihood and that has an effect on my entire family.”
Anyone with information or who saw people acting suspiciously near parked vehicles in Shanklin on Friday, July 8, Saturday, July 9 or Sunday, July 10 is asked to contact PC Stuart Ross at Shanklin Police Station by phoning 101 or emailing Hampshire Police
From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111