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Search Continues With $10K Reward Offered In West Philadelphia Tire Slashings

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(One of a series of cars whose tires were slashed in West Philadelphia.  File photo)

(One of a series of cars whose tires were slashed in West Philadelphia. File photo)

By Jim Melwert, Dray Clark

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A $10,000 reward is being offered after tires were slashed on nearly 60 cars in West Philadelphia.

The reward comes from the city and from the Fraternal Order of Police. Police say 59 vehicles were vandalized between 5:30 and 6:40 a.m. Monday, from the 4700-5000 blocks of Hazel Avenue and the 5300 block of Chancellor Street (see related story).

“We will find the people responsible,” Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said. “Once they are caught and charged, see to it that they pay restitution to these folks.”

Police are releasing surveillance video of two suspects — one man one woman. It shows them casually walking a sidewalk and then down the middle of the street as the man bends over and jabs the tires of several cars.

Police say the woman is about 5’3″, stocky build, long hair, wearing a red or pink jacket, and carrying a light colored bag.

You can see the surveillance video by clicking here.

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