Teenaged boys arrested in Thanksgiving tire-slashing spree in Burnaby, New Westminster

Mounties have arrested two teenaged boys suspected of slashing more than 100 tires in Burnaby and New Westminster on Thanksgiving Day.

Police responded to multiple reports on Monday morning from residents around the 7500 block of 12th Avenue who discovered their vehicles’ tires had been slashed overnight.

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Officers found more slashed tires on vehicles around the 7100 block of 10th Avenue.

In turned out some residents in that area had heard tires being punctured at around 2 a.m. on Monday morning but hadn’t reported it to police, according to Burnaby RCMP.

Security video footage obtained by police showed two young males in hoodies stabbing tires and checking car doors.

“This vandalism has come with a great cost to these residents,” Staff Sgt. Maj. John Buis stated in a press release. “The sheer quantity of vehicles involved is shocking.”

Yesterday, RCMP arrested a 15-year-old boy in Coquitlam suspected in the incident, while Ridge Meadows RCMP picked up a 14-year-old boy in Maple Ridge.

Both now face charges of mischief.

Their names will not be made public because of their age.

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