Vandals cause thousands in damages at Dearborn Heights car lot

Broken windows, broken mirrors - vandals left a trail of damage at a Dearborn Heights car dealership in the thousands of dollars.

"I feel like tearing up right now," said owner Freddy Ali of La Marina Auto Sales. "I'm trying to hold everything in.

"Basically the whole parking lot got messed up."

The senseless acts caught on tape at his Dearborn Heights used car dealership at Belton and Telegraph is what has Ali emotional. 

The act happened just after midnight on Easter.  You can see three men in the video,  kicking vehicles causing damage and smashing out car windows with cinder blocks.

This is not the first time the dealership has experienced vandalism. 

"A little bit here and there but nothing major," he said.  

But this time it was major.

"We just want to know why and what was the purpose," Ali said.

Dearborn Heights Police say they are actively investigating several incidents of damaged property at businesses along Telegraph Road.

They believe the same group is responsible based on the surveillance tape and witness statements. 

As police work to catch the suspects, Ali says they hope a reward will help also, offering $1,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects. 

"I don't know if it will help," Ali said. "I would like for someone to step up if they know anything."

But for now this dealership is working to get back to business.

"We repaired all the windows right now and we're taking it one step at a time."
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