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Police seek information after nearly 30 vehicles damaged within a week in Raytown

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Police are seeking information on a series of property damage cases in which more than two dozen vehicles were damaged in Raytown.

Nearly 30 vehicles were vandalized or stolen in two separate sprees within a week.

The first series occurred overnight from June 12 to the early morning hours of June 13 at an apartment complex in the 8600 block of Utopia Drive.

The second series occurred over a two-day period from June 16-18.

About 14 separate reports were made in the first series, in which vehicle windows were broken. Items were stolen from some of the vehicles, police said.

One witness described the culprit as a black male, about 18-19 years old with a large build and short dark hair. He was wearing a black hoodie with a lime green Nike logo on the front, dark pants and black shoes.

The second series occurred mostly near East 84th Street and Booth Avenue, police said.

Approximately 13 separate reports were made, in which vehicle windows were broken or spray-painted. In some cases, items were stolen from the vehicles, police said.

A neighbor in the second series told police they saw two white male juveniles in the area carrying paint cans in their hands. The first juvenile was about 14-15 years old, 5-foot-8, and heavy set with long, curly, dirty blond hair. He was wearing a T-shirt and jeans.

The second juvenile was described as 14-15 years old, 5-foot-8 with a thin build, short hair and dressed in a T-shirt and jeans.

Each was carrying a spray paint can, police said.

Police are asking anyone who sees anything suspicious, especially someone with a spray paint can, to call the police at 911 or 816-737-6020.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents is also asked to call the TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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