23rd Oct, 2017

Arrests made in air-gun spree investigation

Coventry Editorial 8th Oct, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TWO men have been arrested in connection with a recent air-gun shooting spree in which dozens of cars were damaged.

Around 54 cars had their windows smashed in the rampage which took place between 11.30pm on Saturday, September 27, and 1am on Sunday, September 28.

The majority of damage was in Whoberley − where at least 35 vehicles were hit − with the remainder in Woodlands and Earlsdon.

Police arrested the men – aged 26 and 19 – on Friday, October 3, at addresses in Tile Hill and Earlsdon respectively. This was after officers spotted a vehicle matching the description to one believed to have been used in the spree.

Investigating officers were linking the vandalism to a similar crime earlier in September, in which more than 50 vehicles were damaged in Tile Hill and Eastern Green. On both occasions it is believed pellets were fired from moving vehicles.

Speaking after the arrests, Inspector Suzanne Baker said it was too soon to say whether they would be speaking to the pair about the earlier incident.

She added: “I hope these arrests demonstrate how seriously we are taking these crimes and our determination to bring whoever is responsible to justice. I’d also like to thank the public for all their help in identifying the vehicle which led to arrest of the two suspects.”

The arrested men have been released on police bail until November 13.

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