Fayetteville police investigate after 40 cars have windows shot by pellet guns

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating after more than two dozen reports involving 40 cars having their windows shattered by pellet guns, a news release said.

The incidents occurred between Jan. 21 and Feb. 8, police said. The same suspect or suspects is believed to be responsible.

The vandalism took place “primarily in and around the Devonwood neighborhood,” the release said.

“There was a hole in it like someone had shot it,” Chris Johnston said. He said his cousin’s car window was damaged outside his home, so they called the police.

Then, as his cousin was preparing to leave, it happened again. 

“They heard a couple pops and then they saw a car speeding by. It popped again in front of our house, and then two doors down it popped again and they heard the glass break,” Johnston said.

He added that there is a heavy presence of retired military members in the neighborhood.

“There are a lot of retired veterans here. There are a lot of disabled veterans here. There’s no amusement in that. You know these are people that honorably served our country, and they deserve a little bit more respect and deserve peace of mind in their home,” Johnston said.

Johnston said his cousin was told it would be $350 to fix the window.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS.

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