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Car windows shot out in Lindenwood

Victims suspect vandals with BB guns

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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:38 am, Wed Nov 27, 2013.

Marc Panteleno is getting tired of going outside and seeing his and his neighbors’ car windows broken.

At least half a dozen instances have occurred near his home on Shore Parkway in Lindenwood where car windows have been shattered, allegedly, Panteleno thinks, by BB guns, shot by people as they drive along Shore Parkway’s service road.

“It’s like they have nothing better to do but shoot out our car windows,” he said.

Panteleno added that he believes the windows were being shot by people driving by because all of the broken windows faced the street and the small bullet holes in the window point to BB gun pellets.

The cars that were hit were parked on Shore Parkway between 84th and 86th streets and Panteleno said the incidents happen at night.

“We’ve never seen or heard them,” he said.

A police source said they are investigating the incidents but would not go into detail as to any leads they have.

Car vandalism has been an issue in the last few years in southern Queens.

Last summer, a number of commercial vans were marred with graffiti on Pitkin Avenue in Ozone Park and police fought a rash of hubcap thefts in the same community earlier this year. Cops have also warned citizens that thieves were going around checking to see if car doors were unlocked.

Last month, at least half a dozen cars were broken into along 90th Street in Howard Beach.

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