Police: Unlocked vehicles damaged by firecrackers

Published 8:24 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Police are again reminding citizens to lock their vehicle doors after two vehicles were damaged by firecrackers over the weekend.

According to Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger, officers responded to a property damage call at the 2100 block of Fifth Avenue Northeast at 6:43 p.m. Sunday.

Two victims reported fire damage in their vehicles, which were unlocked and parked in a driveway. It appeared the damage had been done after an unknown person or persons placed lit firecrackers into the vehicles.

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The first vehicle, a Dodge Ram pick-up truck, had damage inside the center console. The second vehicle, a Nissan Sentra, had fire damage on the driver’s seat. The fires burned themselves out.

Police currently have no suspects. The value of the damage is unknown.