Portsmouth car dealerships vandalized, car stolen

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Two car dealerships were vandalized over the weekend with cars smashed, the office spray painted, and a car stolen, according to one of the owners.

It all happened over the weekend at Mid-Atlantic Motors and Sahara Motors on Frederick Boulevard.

Police say they got the report of the vandalism and theft just before 5 pm on Sunday.

Officers say they continue to investigate and haven't made any arrests.

Eric Council, the owner of Mid-Atlantic Motors says the cleanup and repairs will cost his family owned business thousands of dollars. The suspects knocked over a gate and stole a car. "It makes me mad because it takes my time. I'm wet. I'm dirty," he said.

Council asks anyone with information to call police. "It's frustrating. It's very frustrating." He's now thinking about adding more security, including cameras.

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