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Cherokee County Crime Stoppers offering $3,000 for information on 'BB Gun Bandits'

More than $25,000 in damage to local businesses has been done.

JACKSONVILLE, Texas — Cherokee County Crime Stoppers are seeking the public's help in stopping the so-called "BB Gun Bandits."

Since Nov. 1, more than 25 incidents of vandalism have been reported in Jacksonville, including businesses having their windows shot out by a BB or pellet gun. 

This has also resulted in upwards of $25,000 dollars in damage to local businesses.

If you have information on the vandalism, your tip could be worth cash and you can remain anonymous.  

Cherokee County Crime Stoppers previously issued a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest and have since increased their contribution to $1,000. Jacksonville businesses have donated to the reward bringing the total to $3,000. 

“I commend our businesses for bolstering the efforts of our men and women in blue,” Mayor Randy Gorham said in a statement. "Community support is critical for effective policing."

Call the Cherokee County Crime Stoppers at (903) 586-STOP (7867) or the Jacksonville Police Department at (903) 586-2546.