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Clayton police probe vandalism spree

Posted July 29, 2009 2:19 p.m. EDT
Updated July 30, 2009 4:23 p.m. EDT

— Police are investigating a string of incidents in which the windows of businesses have been damaged by pellet guns or slingshot-type devices.

Eight businesses, primarily located on Main Street and U.S. Highway 70 Business, have reported damage to their windows since Sunday, police said. Some projectiles have shattered windows, but most have caused small chips in the glass, police said.

The majority of the vandalism is believed to have occurred between 8 and 11 p.m. and likely involved projectiles being shot or launched from a passing vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611 or Clayton Crime Stoppers at 919-359-TIPZ (8479).