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More than 30 vehicles broken into overnight in Northwest Baltimore

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Sep 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 09:12:04-04

BALTIMORE — Dozens of people in Northwest Baltimore woke up Sunday morning to find their cars ransacked, windows smashed and things stolen.

Baltimore Police are investigating more than 30 cases of vehicle break-ins overnight Saturday into Sunday morning.

"I didn't go to church. I didn't. I cannot do nothing with the window broken," said Arnaud Zongo, who had two cars broken into.

"I did have a little cash in the car. They took that," said Zongo.

His cousin's car was also broken into too.

"Someone can break your window for nothing, for some pennies or some change. For me, it doesn't make sense," said cousin Yameogo.

According to Baltimore Police, at least 14 vehicles between the 3700 and 3800 blocks of Parkview Avenue had shattered windows and were ransacked. There were also an additional 17 vehicles in the 5200 and 5300 blocks of Peerless Avenue and two more on Rogers Avenue with the same damage and ransacking.

Some people had their wallets, tablets or car parts stolen. In other cases, the suspects didn't find anything of value, leaving behind inconvenient and costly damage.

"It's very upsetting. Especially when you're someone that's working hard, trying to survive and this is just costing you more money that you really don't have," said another victim, whose daughter relies on the car vandalized to get to school.

"This morning, we had to use Uber to get her to campus but it's really inconvenient and it's a lot of money," she said.

Management with the Seton Park Apartment complex where nearly half of the break-ins happened said they have video of the crime spree that they will share with police. They are also working with the residents who were victims. Anyone with information about the crimes should call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCK-UP.