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Vandals Do Serious Damage In Wheat Ridge

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WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – The search is on for vandals who did a lot of damage in Wheat Ridge in the form of spray painting.

Vehicles, signs and garages all over town were spray painted over the weekend. Stevens Elementary was also one of the targets.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Graffiti is a common nuisance anywhere but in this case police say the amount of it was surprising.

“Over the weekend we found at least 10 cars, two garages, some street signs, and even an elementary school that had been tagged with graffiti,” John Romero with the Wheat Ridge Police Department said.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

White and black spray paint covered areas high and low around several neighborhoods, often with letters that police say are pretty simple to decipher.

“The graffiti that we saw was the letters ‘W’ and ‘S,’ or ‘West Side,’ as it’s usually looked at,” Romero said.

During the spray painting spree police say the vandals were noticed.

“We did have witnesses to a couple of these things — that did see a suspect car,” Romero said. “The car that we’re looking for is a white sedan.”

While vandalism can be common place, this time investigators are taking even more notice.

“I guess the concern is we usually don’t have too many types of — or a mass crime like this in Wheat Ridge where you’ll see a lot of vandalism all at once.”

Witnesses told police the suspects were driving a white sedan similar to a Pontiac Grand Am or Dodge Intrepid. Anyone with any information is asked to call Wheat Ridge police.

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