Car with smashed window (illustrative)
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A suspect accused of a car window smashing spree in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn on Thursday has been arrested.

The allaged vandal was placed into police custody after being identified by Crown Heights Shomrim, according to Hamodia.

The organization responded to a call on Thursday morning after the suspect was allegedly seen smashing the windows of numerous cars with a bat, Yeshiva World News reported.

The bat was later identified as an iron bar by Shomrim, who tweeted on Thursday: “This AM, we received multiple calls regarding a male with an iron bar that smashed windows of parked cars. Our volunteers, along with NYPD 71st Precinct officers, responded quickly & canvassed extensively, yielding negative results.”

Shomrim immediately sent a team to the area but the suspect had already fled. As their volunteers searched for the vandal, the NYPD was contacted. They utilized Shomrim’s surveillance camera network to gain a visual identification of the suspect, according to YWN.

The suspect was placed in police custody later on Thursday after a member of the community saw him and contacted Shomrim.

“Thanks to an alert resident who spotted him on the street and called our hotline the subject was placed under arrest. Thanking our volunteers and NYPD 71st Precinct for a fast response,” Shomrim tweeted.