Desperate residents are calling for more police patrols after a spate of vehicle vandalism in Kidderminster.
In the latest attack vandals slashed the tyres of at least 16 cars along Hurcott Road causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage.
Residents say they have endured nearly two years of cars being keyed, tyres slashed, wing mirrors smashed and cars and car radios being stolen.
In another attack last week at least 12 cars were damaged in Mill Lane, Bradley Thursfield Court, Laburnum Grove, Beaulieu Close, Marlpool Place, Woodfield Crescent and Franchise Street.
Car doors were bent back and windows smashed and a number of items were taken including a wallet, a stereo and a sat nav system.
Mumshad Ahmed, Independent Wyre Forest District councillor for Broadwaters, and a resident of Hurcott Road, said the police had to take action.
He explained: “How much worse can the situation get? Something has to be done. There needs to be more police patrols over the weekends.”
Sergeant Louise Meeson said that a group of white male youngsters aged about 15 to 18-years-old were seen in the Hurcott Road area at the time of the incident.
She added it was possible some residents whose cars were vandalised had not yet reported it and she urged them to come forward so the police could get a full picture of how much damage was caused.
Detective Constable Lloyd Davies added: “We will be stepping up patrols in the area and will be doing house to house enquiries to find out if residents saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office