LAKEWOOD – Over the past few days, homes in the Village of Lakewood have fallen victim to vandalism.
Lakewood-Busti Police are currently investigating the crime, which appears to be random acts by no-gooders.
The village’s mayor, Randy Holcomb, is now warning those in the community to be on alert.
“It is disheartening, in this day and age when we have so many things going on and so many things wrong and we’re all trying to correct them, do we really need this kind of violence?” said Holcomb.
It appears that these acts of antagonism are entirely destructive in nature as no one has reported any theft.
“I think they’re just doing more damage. I believe the night before last, they were breaking windows, throwing rocks through a big picture window. It’s very very early in the morning probably,” said Holcomb, “I don’t think it’s been going on a long time, but it has kind of escalated in the last few days.”
Residents of the area are urged to speak up if they see any suspicious activity.
“If you see something, say something. If anybody in Lakewood finds something out of the normal, unusual, please respond to the police department. Nothing is too small for them to hear, they want to hear everything and what everybody sees that is unusual.” Holcomb said.
The mayor also asks those living in the area to check their home security systems, and if a suspicious person is captured, to report the find to police.
“If anybody has footage that they have on there, they would like to obviously have that and try to use that in their investigation so they can catch these people doing it,” said Holcomb.
Over the past few days, the illicit acts have slowed down. The Mayor tells us several leads from security video in the area might pave the way to identify a suspect, or suspects.
WNY News Now has reached out to the Lakewood-Busti Police Department for an update on their investigation, and are still awaiting a call back.