David Pearson’s car was broken into at the Ski Gardens.
David Pearson’s car was broken into at the Ski Gardens. Sharyn Oneill Rokscar

Victim decries crime rate in Rocky

WATER skier David Pearson returned from an early morning training session yesterday on the Fitzroy River to find his car window smashed and his wallet missing.

One of his friends had the same experience and David was livid as he talked about the inconvenience he would face over the next few days.

"It's going to cost me a lot of money and take a lot of time to put this right," he said.

"Without my wallet I have no identification and I can't get cash."

David and his friends parked their cars at the Ski Gardens at about 5.30am and returned after a couple of hours to find rocks had been hurled.

A CD player, a satellite navigation unit and other items were also missing.

"It's just becoming more and more apparent that this town has an unacceptable level of crime," he said.

"How much more can Rockhampton take? It's about time the court system acted to solve the problem before people start taking matters into their own hands.

"The politicians have to find a solution to this because Rocky is getting a terrible reputation."



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