Hundreds of cars have tires slashed in Burnaby and New Westminster

VANCOUVER — Tires on at least 105 cars were slashed in Burnaby and New Westminster on Thanksgiving weekend.

Police said Tuesday that the slashings appear to have taken place early Monday; some residents reported hearing tire slashing noises about 2 a.m.

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About 10 a.m. that day, residents began to flood Burnaby RCMP with reports of their tires being slashed and deflated. Most of the cars were located in or around the 7500 block of 12th Avenue, while some were located in the 7100-block of 10th Avenue.

Sgt. Jeff Scott with the New Westminster Police Department said four cars parked on a street in that city also had their tires slashed.

“This vandalism has come with great cost to the affected residents,” Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt. Maj. John Buis said.

“The sheer quantity of vehicles involved is shocking.”

On Tuesday, police released video of the two suspects in the hope that someone would recognize the pair.

The video shows two young white men, both wearing dark hooded tops.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.

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