Businesses vandalized in South Boston

Police are investigating after several businesses were vandalized in South Boston. 

It happened late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in the downtown area and on Wilborn Avenue. 

At least eight buildings were damaged, and police say as many as 15 buildings could be involved. 

It seems that the building may have been hit by ball bearing type projectiles, like those used in sling shots.  Rumors suggesting that the buildings were shot have not been proven.  

If you have any information about this case, please call (434) 575-4273. 

Here is the press release: 

On the night of 10-25-17 and during the morning hours of 10-26-17, officers of the South Boston Police Department responded to reports of vandalism to several businesses in the downtown area and on Wilborn Avenue. As of this time, there are at least eight confirmed cases where buildings were damaged and possibly as many as fifteen. Officers and detectives spent the day following up with business owners and following up on leads in these cases. Several businesses had windows struck by ball bearing type projectiles commonly used in sling shots. The collective damage to the businesses is estimated to be over $1000. The police department is aware of rumors that these buildings were possibly shot but at this point, the police department has no reason to believe that there was any type of firearm used in these vandalisms. Police are asking anyone with information on this crime to contact the South Boston Police Department at 434-575-4273 or call Crime Stoppers at 434-476-8445. Anyone providing information leading to an arrest in these cases may be eligible for a cash reward. 


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