Rugby street targeted again as 15 car windows are smashed

Cars parked in Technology Drive have been targeted several times this year
Cars parked in Technology Drive have been targeted several times this year

Vandals damaged around 15 parked cars in a two-day smashing spree.

The vehicles, parked in Technology Drive, Rugby, had their windows smashed last Wednesday and Thursday.

The area has been targeted several times over the last year.

One victim, who declined to be named, said it would cost him a ‘small fortune’ to replace his window.

“We parked there on Wednesday from 11am till 2pm and when we came back to the car, the back window had been smashed in,” he said.

“We couldn’t use the nearby car parks because they were full and we thought it would be safe to park there.

“It will cost a small fortune to repair the damage.

“This is totally out of order,” he added.

Police confirmed five cars had their windows smashed on October 8 and between six and 10 were damaged on October 9.

A Rugby Safer Neighbourhood Team spokesman said: “The Safer Neighbourhood Team has, in the past four to five months, stepped up patrols both overtly and covertly in the area in a bid to apprehend and deter offenders, with the assistance of The British Transport Police.

“This initially reduced the number of offences.

“The road is at present unadopted and as such the council are unable to enforce any highway legislation in relation to parking.

“We are working in conjunction with the council to reduce offences in the location.

“This is an ongoing investigation and we urge anyone with any information to call us on 101, quoting incident 226 of October 9.”