Police looking for suspects in 2 dozen criminal mischief cases
Reported by Adam Harding
HOOKSETT, N.H. (WHDH) -
Police are offering a $1,500 cash reward for any information that leads to the suspects in a recent string of criminal mischief cases in Hooksett.
Since Dec. 24, Hooksett Police have received two dozen reports of front doors and windows of businesses being shot out with an airsoft or pellet gun. Some car windows have also been targeted.
Officials have stepped up the investigation after the rear window of a moving vehicle was shout while a young child was in the backseat. The child was unharmed in the incident.
A press release stated that the crimes aren't specific to any day of the week and have taken place at all hours of the day. The targets also appear to be random.
Businesses that have been randomly targeted include, Tire Warehouse, Oompa-Loompa Candies, Hooksett Road Auto Repair, Green's Marine, Under the Hood Auto Services, State of the Art Storage, American Fence and Auto Wholesalers. Most are businesses on Hooksett Rd.
Allan Bald, who runs the Tire Warehouse, said his window was shattered due to the pellet gun.
"My employee was at the counter behind us and the whole door just exploded," Bald said.
The shattered glass will cost the owner about $700 to fix.
The cash reward started out at $500, but has gone up as more business owners pitch in to try and catch the suspect. It's expected to go up to $3,000 by next week.
Anybody with information is asked to contact Hooksett Police.
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