Police are hunting for a man who caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to cars in a city street.
The vandal scratched paintwork and punched the wing-mirrors off a number of residents’ vehicles in Buttars Terrace, Dundee.
Officers investigating the incident in the early hours of Saturday said the man was arguing with a woman with blonde hair at the time and that they were last seen heading down Buttars Street.
Kerry Higgins, 53, who has lived in the street for 22 years, was shocked to find her Volvo had been targeted. The clinical support worker said she was wakened by loud banging coming from outside her home at around 3am.
She said: “Mine is the worst damaged car. I heard someone coming down the road and I jumped out of bed. I shouted to him but it never made a bit of difference. The boy was raging, so he was taking it out on other people’s property. My wing mirror is smashed to bits.”
As well as Kerry’s car, the man also attacked a parked Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio. Another resident, Nicola Valentine, 33, added: “He was outside about to kick our car. I banged on the window and the woman he was with was trying to pull him away.”
Kerry doesn’t know the cost of the damage, but said: “It could work out to be about a grand. It’s a bit of a decision as if I claim it on my insurance my premium will go up but then do I want to pay out a grand?”
A spokesman for Police Scotland’s Tayside Division said: “The suspect was seen acting suspiciously at cars parked in the street.
“He is described as slim, around 6ft tall, with short, curly, dark brown hair and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue, checked knee-length cargo trousers.
“If anyone has any information, contact the police on 101.”