Local businesses help mothers repair cars

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Local businesses help two mothers repair cars that were damaged by vandals last week.

"I'm just grateful to anybody who helped. I mean, it's just wonderful," said Sherry Whiters, whose son's car windshield was broken by a vandal.

"They were happy to do this for us and that means a lot," said Carla Robbins, whose car had three tires slashed by a vandal. "I'm thankful for everyone of these guys."

Andover Towing and Recovery towed both vehicles.

And, AutoTech Service on West Central replaced the windshield and provided four new tires.

"It's unfortunate that someone has picked on them. They seem like great people. I know Carla is a veteran, and David and Sherry, they didn't deserve to have a broken windshield," said Jaden Randle, marketing director for AutoTech Service.

Police are still reviewing these two cases and have surveillance video of the incidents.

If you saw someone suspicious in the early morning hours last week near 9th and McLean, call police or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

Two local mothers are in need of help after their cars were vandalized last week.

The two women live in public housing at the McLean Manor, 9th and McLean.

"I'm a disabled vet and that's why I live here. I live paycheck to paycheck and there's no extra money, especially not $300-400 to replace tires," said Carla Robbins, whose car tires were slashed.

Robbins is not alone. 

The vandalism also happened on Friday morning to Sherry Whiters' son. His car windshield was shattered with a possible bat or brick. 

"We're trying to make it, so don't take the very thing that helps us to get around to help each other to the doctor, whatever appointments, or church," said Whiters.

Wichita Police have the surveillance video of both incidents.

They are currently investigating these cases. If anyone has additional information about the crimes, call police or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

If you would like to help the women, you can contact news@kake.com.