WARNING: Vandals smash up sixty five cars in ONE night – costing owners £100,000
The yobs rampaged down an industrial estate targeting rental cars, breakdown recovery firms, mechanics and workers’ parked motors.
Businessmen say little was stolen, but the thugs smashed winds, tore off mirrors and used a hammer to dig deep furrows into vehicles.
CCTV shows the crime wave where the brazen vandals casually walk down the streets in Colchester, Essex, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Vandals smashed up sixty five cars in a bizarre night of chaos – causing an estimated £100K worth of harm
I just don’t understand why this has happened, it is senseless
Ray Neal – Holder of East Anglian Services
They pull up in a car, then shine a torch into the motors before attacking them.
The clip shows them savaging four cars in just five minutes as they make there way down three winding roads.
Today the firms in the busy industrial are counting the costs.
Ray Neal , possessor of East Anglian Services, said: “We are going to fight to get the money back, this is just mindless.
Yobs targeted rental cars, breakdown recovery firms and parked motors
“Police say its up to sixty five cars that have been hit now, it must be something to do with drugs.
“These people are obviously not right in the head.
“I just don’t understand why this has happened, it is senseless. There’s no rhyme nor reason.
“I don’t know how much it is going to cost me yet, all I know is these people are mindless idiots.
“What are the police going to do if they catch them, put them in prison so we have to pay more money looking after them.
“The best thing to do is find them and we’ll go and sort them out.”
Another victim Neil Scrivens said: “I have just been quoted £600 on one car and that’s just one of them.
“There is one car they have set about with a hammer.
‘I just don’t understand why this has happened’, said Ray Neal, proprietor of East Anglian Services
“Some of them are written off and others will cost a duo of grand to get stationary.
“There’s not going to be much switch out of £100,000 if there are toughly sixty of them.”
Other firms have spoken out after the Two.30am savagery.
A spokesman for nearby Maple Tree Cars said: “Lots of our company’s cars have been badly bruised – and they will all be write offs.
“I am just going to have to get on with it, unluckily.
“It was not just our company which was targeted, there were two other roads which had wrecked cars down them too.”
Essex police have launched probe and are appealing for information
Essex police have launched probe and are appealing for information.