No sign of an end to vandals? recklessness

By FRAZER PEARCE

VANDALS ripped street signs from the ground to smash every window of a young man's car in Rockhampton on Saturday night.

It was the latest in a disturbing spree of wilful damage in the city.

The damage to the Suzuki Vitara included dented panels and was so severe the vehicle had to be towed away.

At least three signs had been used in the attack and they were dusted for fingerprints yesterday morning.

The vandals even dragged one sign with a large lump of concrete still attached.

The victim had been attending a function at the Brothers Leagues Club on Saturday night and had left his car on Lion Creek Road where it was attacked during the night.

A Rockhampton police spokesman said the incident followed the vandalism of at least seven cars in the William and Quay streets areas on Thursday night.

Several shop windows were also smashed in what appeared to be a random flow of damage against property by people roaming the area late at night.

The trail of destruction was discovered on Friday morning.

The collective damage bill is estimated to be in the thousands of dollars.

The police spokesman called for public help to catch those responsible.

"This is an ongoing problem,'' he said.

Anyone with information about the crimes or anyone acting suspiciously near the incidents should contact Rockhampton police 4932 1500 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.



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