By Brix Fowler, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -
Police said there is an increase in the reward to help track down vandals who caused more than $100,000 in damage to vehicles at an Independence car dealership.
The dealership is literally still picking up the pieces after Crime Stoppers officials say the vandals struck at Cable-Dahmer Chevrolet located on Noland Road on Monday, June 9.
"I was kind of upset to be honest with you," said owner Marty Dahmer.
He has reason to be upset after almost 30 Chevy Tahoes, Suburbans and Equinoxes suffered more than $100,000 in damages.
"It was disheartening because we feel like we're good to the community and run a good business," Dahmer said.
Criminals used a crowbar to key the vehicles, break taillights and pull off door handles. Owners say it could take up to two months to fix all the vehicles
"In 25 years we have never had anything like this happen," Dahmer said.
There was no damage at the Dahmer's other dealership in Kansas City, MO.
An additional contribution of $5,000 has been added to the reward fund, bringing the total reward up to a possible $7,000 for information leading to arrest in the case.
To hopefully help thwart possible future vandals, Dahmer said they plan on increasing security.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at www.KCcrimestoppers.com, or by texting TIP452 and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $7,000 in reward money. All information is anonymous.
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