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Additional cases of vandalism by marbles reported


PITTSFIELD, Mass. - More cases of vandalism involving white marbles have been reported in Pittsfield after Rensselaer County law enforcement began investigating similar incidents on Monday.

Over the weekend residents in three counties found themselves with damage to their homes and cars and extremely scared by the actions of those police have yet to locate.

Officials said large white marbles caused the damage, but they aren't sure what type of weapon was used to shoot them at the homes.

A resident named John who lives on Highland Avenue in Pittsfield said he was having dinner Friday night when he heard an alarming noise.

"It sounded like a gun almost you know. It scared you. It really did," he said.

John rushed from his kitchen table to his living room where he found this hole in his front window, but it wasn't from an ordinary bullet, it was from a white marble like bullet, the same marbles that have been found in homes and cars in Schaghticoke, Brunswick, Pleasantdale and Halfmoon.

On Saturday night in Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties, four homes and two cars were damaged when the white marbles smashed through them. On Friday, Pittsfield Police say windows in one car and four homes were broken by the marbles now victims like John have to come up with the money to repair the vandal's damage.

One of the victims said the repairs to his damaged front window will cost nearly $400 to repair.

"I don't know how they're going to get caught but I hope they do," said John.

Pittsfield Police say they do not have any suspects at this point but they will be talking with State Police and the Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office to see if all of these incidents could be related. 

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