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Police Investigate Marble Attacks
LANSINGBURGH -- Another case of vandalism involving marbles was reported in Lansingburgh.
Over the weekend residents in three counties were left with serious damage to their homes and vehicles.
Aside from Lansingburgh, incidents have been reported in Pleasantdale, Brunswick, and Schaghticoke. Troy police say Pittsfield may have also experienced a case or two.
Harold Grimm was one of the two victims on Third Avenue in Lansingburgh, he says it wasn't what he was expecting to wake up to Sunday morning.
"I came out Sunday morning to go run some errands, and just by chance I thought it was frost, when I went to scrape it, that's when I realized the whole window was totally spidered right out," says Grimm.
Troy police say the culprit(s) could be using a sling shot, maybe even a paint ball gun.
"This is a weapon. This is a dangerous instrument. This is something that could easily put someone in prison if they're caught utilizing it," says Captain John Cooney of Troy Police.
Rose Gill was the second victim on Third Avenue, she spent most of Wednesday cleaning up shattered glass.
Police tell us there was no effort to steal from any of the vehicles involved. They say the acts are just senseless vandalism.
"It most likely is someone who got some type of gift around Christmas and decided to try it out and unfortunately their attempts of trying out their gift could lead them down the road to a felony arrest if they're caught," says Captain Cooney.
For now police plan on stepping up their patrols in the necessary areas.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
In the meantime, police are asking residents to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity or noises immediately.