INWOOD – Vandals tagged nearly a dozen cars along Park Terrace West between 215th and 217th streets on Monday night, according to police and locals.
Residents said the black and red tags, some of which read “Ha” and “Kister,” were spotted Monday morning on the the hoods, doors and trunks of several cars and vans.
Residents said they’ve been clamoring for months about crime in the area, including broken car windows earlier this year.
A local resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said after her car windows were smashed in during a break-in in March, in the second time her car had been broken into in the past four years, they opted to purchase an older car in hopes of deterring future would-be thieves.
Earlier this year, several businesses along Broadway and Thayer Street found their gates, walls and windows tagged with a silver paint. The owners then worried that the incident was “a sign of things to come” for the up-and-coming Inwood strip.
Police asked residents to call the 34th Precinct at (212) 927-0756 or (212) 927-0287 with information on this incident, or to report any other suspicious activity in the area.