Fears rise following attacks on 13 vehicles in Bury St Edmunds
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Fears are rising that residents are being targeted following an unprovoked attack at homes in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of the morning.
People were woken following bangs and a total of 13 vehicles were damaged following the incidents in Daisy Avenue, on the town’s Moreton Hall Estate.
One family estimated they had up to £2,000 worth of damage done to their three BMWs and a Mini.
It included two rear windows of two of the vehicles being broken, a side window on another car and the side window of the Mini.
The passenger window of a Peugeot belonging to another resident was broken while further down the road two Hyandai’s had their passenger window’s broken and a Ford Focus parked on the driveway of another house had its passenger window smashed.
It resulted in police arresting three men, aged 18, 22 and 24, who were taken to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
Three air weapons were seized from the suspects who are believed to have used them at around 1am this morning to commit the crime.
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Residents were blaming the attacks as reprisals to complaints of a group of boy racers on the estate and ongoing vandalisim and anti social behaviour.
“I was woken just after 1am by the bangs and I think that it was some kind of retribution towards the residents,” said a 61-year-old who owns the four cars.
“It appeared to look like they used ball bearing guns to break the windows or some other kind of firearm and there was the sound of what seemed like fire crackers and I heard about four bangs.
“We had issues not so long ago about smoke bombs being put through letter boxes and there are ongoing problems.”
Another residents said she was “concerned” about the ongoing violence and she said she heard the sound of guns and bangs.
“It was back in June when we had the issues with the smoke bombs and we are all concerned up here about what’s happening. It’s an inconvenience having to get the vehicle’s window repaired and we seem to be cleaning up from the damage forever.”
Meanwhile, the owner of the Hyandai vehicles, said: “There are times when fireworks are let off near our homes and it’s a concern that we keep being targetted but it seems like police have caught the culprits from the latest round of damage. I always hear the backfiring of cars in the area.”