Vandals damage trucks that deliver food to homebound seniors

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Vandals struck a food delivery program that provides meals to homebound seniors.

Workers at the Regional Aid for Interim Needs (R.A.I.N.) say eight of their 20 trucks were vandalized in a parking lot on Commerce Avenue sometime Sunday night.

Employees also say they think whoever is responsible hopped the fence and that one of the vehicles may have been driven. Damage to four of the vehicles was so extensive that they cannot be driven.

Police call the act criminal mischief and estimate that about $80,000 in damage was done to the delivery fleet.

The trucks deliver 1,600 meals a day to senior centers and to homebound elderly clients throughout the Bronx.

R.A.I.N. management says the vandalism pushed back deliveries by a day. Some workers are doubling up to make their rounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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