Vandal shoots out 22 windows at Richmond daycare center near middle school

Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 17:26:48-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Crews were working to replace 22 broken windows at a daycare center near Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Richmond Thursday morning.

The school is located in the 1000 block of Mosby Street in Richmond's East End.

Neighbors said someone used a BB gun to shoot out the panes of glass overnight.

Detectives said the crime was reported at 5:15 a.m. when someone shot out 22 windows at the preschool and the middle school's rear door panel.

"Since March, there have been 10 instances of the windows to the preschool and middle school being destroyed by mostly juvenile offenders," Amy Vu with Richmond Police said. "Detectives have identified multiple juveniles from previous instances."

Police said there is no word if the same juveniles were involved in the most recent incident.

"There are no students at the site at this point in the summer and the one staff member was moved to another site during today’s work," a school spokesperson said.

Officials said detectives and school officials are working to view the limited video footage available.

If you have information that could help detectives, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or submit a tip online at The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smart phones may also be used. All three Crime Stoppers methods of contact are anonymous.

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