Windows shattered at Westminster stores Steel balls hurled by slingshot

June 08, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Vandals using a slingshot and steel ball bearings shattered glass windows at six Westminster stores over the weekend.

Damage in three of the incidents reported to Westminster city police Sunday amounted to $1,700. Reports from the others were still being investigated yesterday and the damage amount was not available.

Fischer's Stationary in the Crossroad Square Shopping Center reported to local authorities that a new desk was damaged by the same ball bearing that shattered the window and the damage equaled $1,000.

The First National Bank in the same shopping center reported a large window was broken with a ball bearing on Sunday, causing damage estimated at $400.

Phil Ecker of Ecker's Insurance Agency on East Main Street found a pellet inside the building after the window was shattered on Sunday. Damage is estimated at $300.

At least three additional calls for similar incidents were received by police early yesterday.

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