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Narrabundah Tyre Slasher

By Grumpyoldman 21 March 2010 26

I read in earlier posts of the activities of the South Side or Narrabundah Tyre Slasher. Well he/she or it has struck 4 times in the last two weeks. First two tyres in MacKinlay St, two tyres opposite that house next week, then another two last Saturday 13 March next door to the first house and another two tyres on the last car the very next night.

These cars were parked either on the drive strip between road and footpath or the third car on the nature strip. From reading the history in earlier posts it would seem that this misguided avenger has a thing about cars on nature strips or not properly parked inside property lines.Cars parked in adjoining houses but inside property lines were not touched.

The replacement cost of these 8 tyres was about $1000, a big cost for two pensioners and a student. I can appreciate that it would be almost impossible for police to catch the offender due to the time of night and the intermittent nature of the crimes.

Apparently flats in McMillan Cr near Canberra Ave have been targetted frequently due to the “overflow” parking there.

Any ideas on apprehending this nasty offender?

Grumpyoldman

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dungfungus 2:44 pm 28 May 12

mezza76 said :

emilyjane23 said :

..and just thought I would add, I did call the police on the last 3 occations.. they told me there was nothing they could do unless they had enough information reports which then they could increase patrol. They suggested I went and bought a secruity camera system.

Putting my Criminal Minds hat on:

* You’re looking for a white male offender between the ages of 35-55.
* Lives between Martina St and McKinlay St.
* Probably walks a dog after hours to ‘police’ the neighbourhood and take note of offenders.
* Has a serious ‘vigilante’ complex bordering on sociopathic.
* Likely a member of a wilderness society or other heritage preservation society.

Can you fill tyres with a poisonous gas or acid so that if they are punctured the perpatrator cops it?

mezza76 1:32 pm 28 May 12

emilyjane23 said :

..and just thought I would add, I did call the police on the last 3 occations.. they told me there was nothing they could do unless they had enough information reports which then they could increase patrol. They suggested I went and bought a secruity camera system.

Putting my Criminal Minds hat on:

* You’re looking for a white male offender between the ages of 35-55.
* Lives between Martina St and McKinlay St.
* Probably walks a dog after hours to ‘police’ the neighbourhood and take note of offenders.
* Has a serious ‘vigilante’ complex bordering on sociopathic.
* Likely a member of a wilderness society or other heritage preservation society.

emilyjane23 12:24 pm 28 May 12

..and just thought I would add, I did call the police on the last 3 occations.. they told me there was nothing they could do unless they had enough information reports which then they could increase patrol. They suggested I went and bought a secruity camera system.

emilyjane23 12:19 pm 28 May 12

Just thought I add here that although it has finally stopped for now, over a period of 4 weeks last month I had my tyres stabbed/slashed 7 times!!

the first 3 or 4 was when my car was parked on the street outside my house, the others were when my car was parked up against the front garden (my tyre was actually in the garden once!). It was always my back tyre but changed sides. I live in Keira St.

Its an aboslute joke!! I dont understand how someone could do it.. It’s not even something remotely funny!

Grumpyoldman 1:54 pm 05 Apr 10

Puncturing would be a better description than slashing. In my case, the side walls were stabbed with a pointed implement, perhaps a sharpened screw driver or icepick type tool. This would make you wary of trying to stop the perpetrator knowing he/she has some sort of stabbing implement and a strange avenging outlook on life. The only evidence on my tyres were small marks on sidewall with a few threads showing hanging out. I understand this was the case over the other side of street too.

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