Teens charged for shattering car windows at dealership

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton police detectives have taken into custody five teenagers, who have been connected to a vandalism investigation.

Around 9 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to the Hampton Chevrolet car dealership in the 1000 block of West Mercury Boulevard for a report of vandalism, according to Corporal Mary Shackelford.

During the overnight hours, the windows of six vehicles at the dealership had been shattered, and the hoods of the vehicles had received indentations. The estimated cost of the damage was about $3,600, according to police.

Investigators determined that a group of teenagers had used air soft pellet guns to damage the vehicles, Shackelford said.

Two 14-year-old males, a 16-year-old male, a 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old male were all arrested as suspects of the vandalism. They were all charged with felony destruction of property, unlawful entry, shoplifting, and trespassing. All but the 15-year-old were also charged with possession of a concealed weapon.

The suspects are all Hampton citizens, according to police.

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