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Vandals key 14 cars in Ventura overnight

A map indicates the area near Estates and Ashwood Avenues in Ventura where vandals keyed 14 cars on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.

December 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
More than a dozen cars in Ventura had their vehicles keyed in the middle of the night.

The vandalism occured in the neighborhood below Ventura College, between Estates and Ashwood avenues.

Police received several calls Friday from car owners who woke up to find their cars keyed. When officers arrived on scene, they found that 14 cars had been keyed. Some victims had derogatory statements carved into their vehicle's paint.

Investigators said this kind of vandalism appeared to have been random in nature.

If you have any information about this crime, you're urged to contact the Ventura Police Department or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.