Cars vandalized with red spray paint in North Amityville

One home and more than a dozen cars were vandalized with bright red spray paint in North Amityville overnight.

Residents in Amityville woke up Monday morning to graffiti sprayed on more than a dozen cars, a fence and a home.

Residents in Amityville woke up Monday morning to graffiti sprayed on more than a dozen cars, a fence and a home. (8/15/16)

AMITYVILLE - One home and more than a dozen cars were vandalized with bright red spray paint in North Amityville overnight.

Police say the letters "MS" were scrawled onto car doors in the area of Jefferson Street and Washington Avenue.

Suffolk police say they are investigating the incidents, but would not say if they believe the graffiti could have been the work of the MS-13 street gang. But neighbors expressed concerns about gang links.

"They came in this one neighborhood and let their presence be known," said one resident.

Troubled car owners spent the day Monday trying to remove the tags on their own or contacting their insurance companies.

This latest vandalism comes after another incident in Coram last week where gang-related graffiti turned up on homes and cars.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The footage was shared online by Thomas Marrone, 1 Video appears to show abuse inside NYDogWorks in Oceanside
Executive director of the Maritime Museum Terry Blipman 2 LI Maritime Museum hosts Dutch Christmas Festival
Police say James Burke, 76, veered off the 3 Police: Medical event led to fatal crash in Huntington Station
Empire State Development Corp. canceled its 4-year-old request 4 Plans for Belmont Park soccer stadium nixed by state
Angela Conte-Gentille says she remembers growing up in 5 Facebook post fuels push for East Meadow Ave. decorations

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE