UPDATE: RCMP have identified a suspect in the incident in North Vancouver that resulted in more than 150 tires slashed. The alleged suspect was identified through security cameras. Police are asking anyone who may know this man to contact the North Vancouver RCMP detachment.
VANCOUVER – More than 150 tires were slashed overnight in North Vancouver and RCMP are looking for the persons responsible.
The cars that were targeted were parked around Capilano University, down to Park and Tilford.
Mounties are advising all motorists to check their tires to see if they are drivable and want to remind people to not drive their vehicle if the tires are deflated.
One couple visiting from Fort St. John had three of their tires slashed while their vehicle was in the Holiday Inn parking lot. The damage estimate to fix their car is $2,000.
Another couple woke up to discover three of the tires on one car had been slashed and two of the tires on their other car had also been targeted.
“They’ve given us a claim number and we’re going through insurance and hopefully get it repaired by the end of the day,” said Darren Knott.
“It’s going to be a good little expense for us.”
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible. If you noticed any suspicious person or vehicle overnight, or have been victimized by this criminal act of mischief, call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police are also investigating a fire in the area but it is unclear if the incidents are related at this time.