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More than a dozen windshields smashed in North Vancouver

At least 16 windshields were smashed in a North Vancouver neighbourhood on Oct. 17. (Courtesy North Vancouver RCMP)

Mounties are trying to figure out who was responsible for 16 smashed windshields in North Vancouver on Oct. 17

North Vancouver RCMP is looking for witnesses after more than a dozen windshields were smashed last week

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A number of people living along East 1st Street near Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver woke up to a nasty surprise last week.

The North Vancouver RCMP says at least 16 parked cars had their windshields smashed in the early morning hours of Oct. 17.

“We’re thinking it was some type of maybe construction power tool that was able to send out a pin and smash the windshield because they were all very similar in how they were smashed,” Cpl. Richard De Jong says.

Police don’t have any suspects right now, but investigators are asking people who may have seen a suspicious vehicle or person around that area to call them.

“Somebody was walking through the neighbourhood and had a grudge or just wanted to cause mischief, and 16 vehicles is a lot of windshields that needed to be replaced,” he adds. “One can only imagine getting in your car that morning and realizing that you’re going to have to now replace your windshield.”

Mounties are canvassing the neighbourhood with the hopes of obtaining any footage that may have caught a suspect on video.

The windshield smashing is believed to have taken place between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. — a time when few people would be awake.

De Jong hopes that anyone who may have been awake might have seen something.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call 604-985-1311 and quote file 18-27556.

-With files from Lasia Kretzel