DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Residents in two Delray Beach condo communities woke up Tuesday morning to find more than 100 of their cars vandalized.
Delray Beach Police responded to the area of Linton Boulevard and Palm Cove Boulevard and found vehicles with slashed tires and key scratches in both the Crosswinds and Verona condominiums.
"It's just insane.. there's absolutely no purpose to it," said one victim. "I just don't understand if somebody has a problem with us...why wouldn't you take it up with us-- not our property," said another victim.
Delray Beach Police spokesman Jeff Messer said the damages could hit six figures with estimates of damages in the tens of thousands. "I've never seen something of this magnitude before," Messer said.
He also noted that money the victims would've been using for holiday spending will now be spent fixing their vehicles. "People are gong to be spending money on Black Friday for Christmas stuff, and instead now they're going to be replacing cars. will it take away from the holidays? It certainly will for some," he replied.
Condo members said that they believe one car found with racial slurs etched in the body of the vehicle was intentionally targeted.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact Delray Beach Police at 561-243-7800 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
The Delray Beach Police say they will match the one-thousand dollar Crime Stoppers reward.
WPTV reporters Thalia Hayden and Ro Norman contributed to this report.
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