Petty vandals continue to strike Chula Vista neighborhoods

Posted at 5:12 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 21:18:20-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Many Chula Vista residents are becoming more concerned in light of a recent uptick in car and home vandalism and robbery cases.

"I was mad. I was scared," said one Chula Vista resident whose car window was shattered Sunday night while it was parked on East Palomar Street. Someone also smashed a couple of dents in the side.

"I was startled," she said. "I thought someone was trying to break in but I don't really have anything in there."

Chula Vista police confirmed three cars were vandalized in the same area Sunday night. That follows a string of vandalism cases and thefts in eastern Chula Vista. Home surveillance cameras recorded some of those crimes, but no arrests have been made.

City leaders said residents need to park their cars in safe places, lock their doors and don't leave anything valuable inside.