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Tire slashings in Lindenwood

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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:57 am, Thu May 22, 2014.

Police are investigating two reported tire slashings that occurred on May 4 on 84th Street between 151st and 153rd avenues in Lindenwood.

Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct, said the vandalism occurred during the overnight hours. He did not say if the culprits were caught on video surveillance cameras. The area where the tire slashings took place is adjacent to the Lindenwood Shopping Center and there are cameras present in the area.

The incidents are not the only reported tire slashings in South Queens as of late.

Last month, 20 residents woke up to find that the tires on their cars had been slashed, with the damage done in a manner that makes repairs impossible, on 85th Street in Woodhaven. The motive for the slashings is unknown. The vandalism is expected to cost the car owners thousands of dollars, police said.

Schiff said there is no evidence to link the Woodhaven tire slashings with the incident in Lindenwood.

— Stephen Geffon

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