WESTBURY - Nassau County police say that vandals punctured at least 20 car tires in a Westbury neighborhood.
They say the incidents occurred sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday.
"It's an easy, quick crime as far as puncturing a vehicle's tire and keep moving," says Deputy Inspector Gary Shapiro, of the Nassau County Police Department. "And it's our job now to find out why."
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Shapiro says there doesn't appear to be a pattern in the way the vandals struck.
The Rivas family says two of their cars had flat tires on Barrington Street.
Police are still working on a profile for the suspect, but residents have their own suspicions about who was behind the incidents.
"Someone was trying to make a statement or something like that," says resident Tyler Owens. "I wonder if it was gang-related because you do have MS-13 out here."