Updated: Friday, 24 Sep 2010, 3:27 PM MDT
Published : Friday, 24 Sep 2010, 12:02 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police says they've takenn three men into custody allegedly involved in serial vandalisms in Northwest Albuquerque.
At least 10 vehicles, maybe 13, were vandalized early Friday morning. Police believe the suspects used pellet guns to damage the vehicles.
Neighbors are disturbed at this crime and hope it doesn't happen again.
"We've had a good neighborhood here," said Manuel Aragon, whose truck window was damaged. "This is the first time we've had this happen, I guess, in around 10 or 15 years. I hope they make them pay for the damage."
Another neighbor actually heard the crime occur.
"While I was getting out of the shower, I heard some banging outside and opened up the window," said the neighbor. "Sure enough, I saw some guys inside of my truck and that's when I yelled at my wife to call 911. I just wanted to get out there and get them."
Besides the inconvenience of having a damaged vehicle, neighbors are also upset at the additional cost - especially in this economy.
"It's money that I can't afford right now," said one neighbor."
"It's money out of your pocket, and I don't think the insurance covers it," said Aragon.
Police confirm that they've taken three men into custody in connection with the crime,24 year old Ray Gutierrez, his 22 year old brother Robert Gutierrez and 19 year old Alex Santillanes.
All three men have been charged wtih burglary, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools, police say charges of criminal damage to property will be filed soon.