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Police investigate car vandalism

Staff Writer

A Lincolnton woman’s vehicle was vandalized Wednesday morning in a city parking lot while she was walking along a portion of the Thread Trail, she told the Times-News on Thursday.

Lincolnton Police Sgt. Spencer Summers responded to the gravel lot near E. Congress Street around 10:20 a.m. in reference to damage to property, a police report said.

A person had called the Communications Center earlier and told officials two suspicious-looking black males in hoodies and shorts were hanging around the vehicle.

When Summers arrived on scene, he said the driver’s side window of the 2005 Honda had been busted out.

When Donna Wyckoff came back to her vehicle an hour after she started walking, she spotted the officer and broken window.

She told Summers she had passed the two men with a similar description on the trail.

“They (police) have been having trouble over there,” she told the Times-News about criminal activity in the area lot and trail. “I didn’t know.”

She has no doubt criminals will soon be targeting people rather than vehicles.

“I won’t ever park over there again or even walk on the trail,” she said.

Police currently have no suspects or leads in the case.

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