INWOOD — A group of uptown drivers who parked on a quiet street in Inwood at the end of the Memorial Day weekend woke up Tuesday to find vandals had smashed their car windows.
At least six cars had their passenger or driver-side windows damaged along Park Terrace West, between Isham and West 215th streets, Monday night or early Tuesday morning, witnesses said.
“It was awful,” one car owner who asked to remain anonymous told DNAinfo on Tuesday morning. “There are so little spots already, now I have to be worried about parking near the park?”
According to police areas near parks in the community are often targets of such attacks.
The 34th Precinct monitors spikes in reported car break-ins and acts of vandalism and deploys additional patrols to address issues, according to police.
“We monitor those incidents and when a spike is observed, deploy personnel to conduct directed patrol in those areas,” said Barry Buzzetti, the commanding officer of the 34th Precinct. “We welcome any information community members may have regarding the identities of those responsible.”
In 2010, area police warned residents to be vigilant about putting away their belongings after a spike in similar attacks on the same stretch of Inwood.