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Cars vandalized in several Baltimore neighborhoods, including Canton and Greektown

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Posted at 6:26 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 18:26:02-04
More than a dozen cars were vandalized overnight Wednesday in the Baltimore Police's Southeast and Eastern districts.
 
Though windows of the vehicles were busted, police said it doesn't appear anything was stolen.
 
Gus Fotinos' car sits a couple cars down from where a black Ford Explorer had its rear passenger side window busted out near Rappolla Street and Foster Avenue in Greektown.
 
Though his was not one of several others hit this week, two years ago, he said, expensive carpentry equipment was stolen from his car when thieves smashed his windows then.
 

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"I filed a report, but the only thing police said was probably some 'punk kids,'" Fotinos said.
 
This time, though, police said they aren't exactly sure what happened. 
 
In the early morning, between the hours of 4 and 7 a.m.,  police said about 13 cars of various makes and models all had their windows busted with an unknown object.
 
"The communities that appear to be affected are the Canton neighborhood, the Greektown neighborhood, along with Oliver and Orangeville," said Det. Jeremy Silbert, a Baltimore Police spokesman.
 
It was at the corner of Boston and Conkling in Canton just after 4 a.m. when a Qdoba Mexican Grill was damaged as well.
 
It was the first incident reported after an officer responded when an alarm was triggered by a busted side window. It had been replaced as of Wednesday afternoon.
 
Silbert said district commanders were working to determine if any of the incidents are related.
 
"This all comes back to the community. We're going to need a little help from people reporting any suspicious activity to us," he said.
 
So far police said nothing was stolen in any of the incidents, but back at Fotinos' house where he's called the same block home his whole life, he worried that the concern these incidents bring may subside.
 
"I know this will sound rude but if enough people get their cars broken into, maybe somebody will notice," Fotinos said.
 

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