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Searcy PD investigate over 100 cars vandalized at dealerships

Searcy Police are dealing with one of the largest cases of vandalism it has ever seen, more than 100 cars and trucks scuffed up at three dealerships causing more than $200,000 worth of damage.
SEARCY, AR - Searcy Police are dealing with one of the largest cases of vandalism it has ever seen, more than 100 cars and trucks scuffed up at three dealerships causing more than $200,000 worth of damage.

The damage may look minor, but it's a major cost for W & W Ford. Jay Curtis says eight of his vehicles were hit over the weekend.

"It’s aggravating," Curtis says.

But he considers himself lucky relatively speaking.

Charles Deitrick, general manager at Orr Chevrolet say 45 vehicles were damaged at his lot off Hwy 67/167 including the only two corvettes and a whole row of high priced Cadillac vehicles.

And over 30 vehicles were damaged at Orr Nissan across the street, according to Deitrick.

Brittany Eacret with the Searcy Police Department says detectives do not have a lot of leads yet.

"I think the unusual aspect is the amount of money involved and the overwhelming number of cars and that it happened in such a short time period."

Curtis says the dealerships in Searcy are stepping up in response.

"We're competitive when it comes to selling vehicles but when it comes to something like that, we're going to work together," Curtis says.

Searcy police say a $3000 reward is in place for any information leading to an arrest. Curtis says the dealerships are working to raise that amount to $7500. The hope, a higher reward will get those responsible off the streets quicker.

"I hope we catch you, I hope the police catch you because they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," Curtis says.

One of the dealerships has surveillance cameras in place, but none picked up the suspects on video.
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