Cars vandalized on E. 57th Street in Mill Basin

Residents: Car windows busted, but nothing was taken

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A glass-bashing vandal attacked at least four vehicles parked along E. 57th Street in Mill Basin on the night of Nov. 15, busting out the cars’ windows.

Ileen Gregan said she awoke Friday morning to find her Toyota Rav 4 she’d left parked between Avenue O and Filmore Avenue vandalized. The vehicle’s driver’s-side window was shattered save for a slender wedge of glass poking out form the corner. Nothing was taken, she said.

Gregan soon learned that the vandal had smashed windows on two other vehicles on the block — both mini vans. Another vehicle on the next block was also hit, she said.

“Somebody went along breaking the windows on cars,” said Gregan. “We’ve never had this problem before.”

Gregan said she doesn’t know why her car was targeted by the vandal — especially since there were several cars to choose from on the block.

“There are plenty that weren’t hit, I don’t know why we were the lucky ones,” said Gregan, who said the vandal apparently had too much time on his hands.

“It’s people who have been sleeping all morning, who should have been out helping Hurricane Sandy victims,” said Gregan.

Police said they were investigating the vandalism.

Anyone with information regarding the rash of vandilism is urged to come forward. Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStopper hotline at (800) 577–8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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