Thursday, 01 March 2018 21:21

Vandals Destroy Nearly 300 Car Windows at Detroit Dealership

Written by Randy Wimbley, Fox2 Detroit

Car Wize Auto Sales is going to be out of commission for a couple days, and it could not have happened at a worse time.

We're in the thick of tax season, when a lot of used car lots make sales. But that's hard to do when garbage bags double as car windows. Two suspects vandalized 55 cars, taking bolt cutters to nearly 300 windows.


It all happened at Car Wize on John R, just south of Eight Mile in Highland Park, MI, early the morning of Feb. 21.


The two crooks were caught on camera going from car to car, breaking windows.


"I went into shock a little bit, because you just don't know where to start," said owner Ogeen Kada.


Kada said the damage to the car windows could be as much as $80,000.


"That's just in repairs," he said. "That's not talking about other damages. We have cars that have physical body damage to them, but we haven't had time to assess them."


Kada said this is not the first time his business has been targeted.


"Our Carleton location was actually set on fire about two weeks ago, and same thing: Three guys show up between 3 and 4 in the morning, [with] bolt cutters, cut a hole in the fence and then they vandalize the place," he said.


And he thinks the same people responsible for that, did this. Only two cars were left unscathed, and that's only because they were in the garage.


Car Wize is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. If you have any information, contact Detroit police at (313) 596-5200.


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