MOUNT WASHINGTON (KDKA) – Police are investigating a string of car break-ins in Mt. Washington.
The damage is obvious along Ruth Street, where several cars were broken into.
In most of the cases, nothing was taken.
Janet Salinshick already has plastic up over her passenger side window.
She says her center console was rummaged through, her glove compartment was dumped out, but not even her GPS was stolen.
“Nothing is missing that I can tell. I mean, I’m not one that ever leaves money or anything in the car. To me it looks like just a bunch of vandalism and property destruction, she says.
Police say the windows on nearly a dozen vehicles were smashed sometime overnight or early this morning.
At least six vehicles were targeted on Westwood Street alone.
“Very frustrating, very aggravating, very disappointing that people would do such a thing, going all the way up and down the streets,” Christopher Gionta said.
Many people spent the morning out in the bitter cold, cleaning up and using brooms to sweep up all the broken glass.
A Pittsburgh Police officer was on the scene, gathering information.
One neighbor, on Ruth Street, says nothing was swiped from her SUV, but she did find something on the ground right outside driver’s door – a cell phone.
She says it had text messages talking about needing drug money. The phone was turned into police.
While police investigate, neighbors say they plan to be more alert.
”I talked to the neighbor two doors up the street and she was very upset, very distraught. She said at 4:30 in the morning she heard something that sounded like freezing rain, but she kind of just dismissed it and went back to sleep and she is the only one who heard anything at all,” Gionta said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police.