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Vandals strike West Haven homes, vehicles

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Residents in one shoreline city said they'll be keeping an extra eye on their neighborhood after vandals hit several homes and vehicles with spray paint.

A big black symbol was spray painted on a white garage door in the Waterview neighborhood in West Haven. Police said it is one of many homes and vehicles that were tagged overnight.

"We thought we were targeted specifically for something but obviously not, now we're just trying to figure out how to get it off," said homeowner Bill Ross, who added that he was relieved that he was not the only home hit.

Investigators told Eyewitness News a lot of this graffiti has been in small clusters, but then those small clusters themselves have been scattered around the city.

Police said they think this group of children for whatever reason is getting into a car, driving around, getting out and vandalizing that area.

"It's really just a pain. It's not doing anything, not accomplishing anything," Ross said. "It's just not worth it. I just don't understand it."

Police said they are taking the vandalism seriously. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the West Shore neighborhoods over the past two nights is asked to call 203-937-3900.

"Kids think that it's nothing. They think that its fun," said neighbor Bob Nugent. "When you own a home and they realize they just did $1,000 of damage they're going to look back and say, 'boy when I was a kid I probably really shouldn't have been doing that stuff.'"

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