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More cases emerging in east-side vehicle vandalism

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson's auto glass repairmen have been extremely busy the last couple days.

More cases of vandalism are emerging after Tucson Police identified at least 60 east-side vehicles that were targeted by somebody with a BB or pellet gun last weekend.

"We've had between 15 and 20 additional cases that we haven't even gotten to yet," says Tucson Police Sgt. Chris Widmer.

It's unclear if it's the same person or persons responsible, though it certainly looks that way.

Each of these windows is being shot out by a BB or pellet gun.

"When I discovered it I was just in total shock -- I couldn't believe it."

Leah Comer is one of several victims who woke up angry Sunday.

But she certainly wasn't the only one on South London Station Road. 

"I mean boom, boom, boom, us...and then one other down the street."

That's William Butierez, who heard something outside his bedroom window shortly after midnight Sunday.

He didn't think twice about it until coming outside the next morning.

"I would probably guess around 1 or 2 (am)...was woken up and looked out my window because there was a very loud noise...I at the time thought it was the paper boy," he says.

However, it probably wasn't the paper boy who blew out more than dozen vehicle windows on one city street.

What started near Broadway and Houghton has now extended to 22nd and Oak park, police say, with a few isolated cases now confirmed in Rita Ranch as well.

"It's becoming very serious. The amount of money it's costing these individuals is a lot," Sgt. Widmer says.  :And when you add it up like we said, it's in the tens of thousands of dollars and we're definitely now into felony charges when we find these individuals."

That's why Tucson Police Department is asking for your help.

If you've seen, heard or know anything about who's targeting Tucson's vehicles.

Call 911 or 88-CRIME.

A reward up to $1,000 will go to the person whose tip leads to an arrest in these unsolved cases.

"It's been ongoing. We're onto it now. The community is onto it now and we're gonna find who's responsible and hold them accountable," Sgt. Widmer says.

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