Victims speak out after vandals damage cars and point gun at homeowner in Northland crime spree

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are looking for the four men who went on a destructive rampage on Sunday, ransacking and damaging more than 20 vehicles and also pointing a gun at a man after he found them in his garage.

Police said the destruction began before 2 a.m. Sunday morning.  The suspects struck in the 5200 block of N.W. 82nd Terrace, which is ‘The Coves’ neighborhood near Barry Road and Green Hills Road/Waukomis Drive.

FOX 4's Monica Evans spoke with some of the victims.

Kansas City, Mo. police said the vandals used paint and  magic markers to put racial slurs on vehicles, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to 21 vehicles.

Police said the men, described only as white males, damaged cars, slashed tires, and in one case doused insecticide inside a vehicle. That car owner hopes keeping the wind doors and windows open will help the vehicle air out.

In the same cul-de-sac, Troy Robinson said someone ransacked his vehicle and stole his GPS.

"I noticed my car looked a little bit different on the inside. I looked around and saw my GPS was missing. I started to laugh saying maybe I took it inside or maybe my daughter used it, but that was not the case," Robinson said.

"This was stupid. People work hard for their stuff," Robinson added.

Neighbors Janice and George Craft was also a victim of the crime spree.

"I think it's just kids that have nothing to do," Janice said.

Janice said she got up around 2:30 a.m. to the sounds of what she thought was a motor running. It turned out that the vandals had cut their hose and turned the faucet on.

"So we came out, a little frightened to come out, but we did and came around the side of the house because it was like a fountain. It was just blowing as high the gutter and up above, you know, and making the loud noise."

A few blocks away, police said the four vandals entered an open garage and were confronted by the homeowner as they took items from the garage.

The homeowner reportedly chased the suspects about 20 yards from his house but stopped in his tracks when one of the suspects pulled out a gun.

Police said they found a 9mm magazine in the street and flashlights the suspects left behind.

Investigators said while the vandals caused a lot of damage, no one was injured in the Sunday morning crime spree.