A CRIMEWAVE in Feltham west where residents are having their car tyres slashed and punctured, could be a scam to boost business for tyre firms police say.
Since the start of December, 23 incidents concerning vehicle crime have been reported to police.
Roads affected include Westmacott Drive, Waterloo Close, Redford Close, and Rochester Avenue.
As well as the recent influx of reports to the police, householders say the issue has been going on for much longer.
A spokesman for the police, Andy Morgan, said the problem could be an elaborate money making scheme.
He said: "In the past we have caught people who simply had mental issues or vendettas against neighbours. We also caught suspects who worked for a tyre firm so were boosting their work".
Lindsey Dyos, of Redford Close, says her new Range Rover has been subject to three attacks since she bought it just three months ago.
The bill for the damage, which includes key marks and a huge dent, would have cost the family £2,000, if they did not have a friend who is a professional mechanic.
She said: "When the car was keyed it was really obvious because it was so deep. One of our neighbours has got yellow paint on his car.
"We didn't report it to the police the first time, but after three incidents we decided to".
The Chronicle would like to speak to anyone who has found their vehicle damaged or broken into by criminals in the Feltham West ward.
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