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Friday, 21 March 2014 20:36

‘Kiss Bandits’ Vandalize Cars at Body Shop in Saddle Brook, NJ, Doing $40K in Damage

On March 8, 2014, a group of four vandals wearing masks resembling those of the band Kiss did an estimated $40,000 worth of damage to about two dozen vehicles parked at the Maaco Auto Body Shop in Saddle Brook, NJ.

The group can be seen on surveillance video jumping on hoods, spraying graffiti, and smashing in windows. Police said that the suspects appear to be men in their teens or early 20s. A surveillance camera sitting above a Mercedes caught the men as they set to work, destroying it using metal pipes, shovels, spray paint, and a fire extinguisher. The Mercedes is now in police custody as they process it for prints.

Shop owner Walter Karol said that he had to tell many of his customers that their vehicles were now in worse shape than when they dropped them off for repairs. Karol said that he has filed an insurance claim and is repairing the cars that were damaged.

So far, there is no motive in the case, and police are asking for help in identifying the masked men, hoping to make this performance their last. Call the Saddle Brook Police Detective Bureau at 1-201-587-2940 with any information.

Read an update from The Record.

 

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