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No trick: Cars twice as likely to be vandalized on Halloween

Posted at 6:24 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 18:24:24-04

According to the AAA of Western & Central NY, vehicles are nearly twice as likely to be vandalized on Halloween as on a average day.

That was shown in Buffalo where 50 cars had tires slashed in the West Side around Richmond and Bird Avenues over the weekend.

Buffalo Police are still looking for the suspects.  Detectives went through the affected neighborhoods and asked residents to share home security video to see if the culprits were recorded in action.

Earlier this year, the historic Allentown District was also hit with a large number of tire slashings.  Police say, at this point, that they don't believe those are connected to the most recent vandalism of car tires.

It is recommended that vehicles be parked in garages or in well-lit areas on Halloween.

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly has more in his reports.