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May 8--  A cash reward is being offered by CrimeStoppers for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for marring the community with graffiti.

Vidalia police report eight instances of buildings and vehicles being spray-painted in March and April.

According to Lieutenant Jimmy Sims, "We're trying to identify suspects who are destroying private property throughout the city and I've noticed it also in Lyons, Mount Vernon and the Petross community," he says.

{mosimage}Police say blue paint has been used to spray gang symbols on buildings at Southern Davis, Video Warehouse, Brice Cinema, Mary's Interiors, Love Fellowship Church and restrooms in the Flossie Hayes Park.  Vehicles owned by Wilkes Office Supply and Dennis Truck Lines were sprayed. 

Lieutenant Sims urges citizens who see suspicious activity to call 911 right away.

"If they see somebody with a spray paint can or marking a building, call 911 and give them an idea who they are, what they're wearing and where they're at and we'll see if we can put a stop to this," he said.

The Vidalia-Area CrimeStoppers Board has approved a $500 cash reward.  The toll free number is 1-866-439-6313.  All calls are anonymous and callers get the cash no questions asked if an arrest is made based on their call.