Vandal strikes eight storefronts on West Jefferson

Image Someone wielding a metal pipe broke out the windows of at least eight businesses in the 400 and 500 blocks of West Jefferson around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The vandal busted out the windows of storefronts including Levine’s, Ravens Pharmacy, Rent-A-Center and Boost Mobile. Police arrested a suspect, whom Ravens Pharmacy technician Gaby Mendoza says she recognized as a homeless man who often pushed a grocery cart with cans he collected and often would panhandle along that stretch of the boulevard.

Glass littered the sidewalk, and it looked like a tornado had struck, with all the boarded-up windows. By Friday, Levine’s already had replaced their windows. So had Rene Ramos of Rene Photo Video, who said it cost about $350 to replace one plate of glass about 4 feet wide.


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