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Recent rash of BB gun-related criminal acts prompts Abilene police to call news conference

Published On: Jan 24 2014 10:52:30 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 27 2014 08:21:06 AM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge has called a news conference for 2 p.m. Friday to discuss “the senseless BB gun-related criminal acts we have been seeing in our community.”

That’s according to a news release sent via email by Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler.

During recent weeks, Abilene police have been investigating a rash of criminal mischief involving car and store windows.

The incidents have been reported across Abilene and have involved windows either being shot out with a BB gun or otherwise broken out.

Victims have included Abilene High School, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut on South 14th Street and Papa Johns on North 1st Street, among others.

No suspects were listed on any of the reports. Anonymous tips can be reported to Abilene Crime Stoppers at (325) 676-TIPS.

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