Car dealer faces big bill for callous act of vandalism
Monday, 5th August, 2013
By Kurtis J Eichler
Broken Hill Toyota is faced with a clean up bill set to be in the thousands after vandals smashed through its showroom at the weekend.
Vandals targeted the Chloride Street dealership at about 6am Saturday morning where they attacked cars with crowbars.
All four driver and passenger windows on a white Suzuki were smashed before the callous offenders headed into the showroom to wreak havoc.
Once inside offenders began smashing their way through a fleet of new vehicles and breaking ariels and snorkels.
They also damaged a used vehicle.
Police yesterday said the damage bill is likely to be in the “thousands of dollars”.
The offenders then walked to the nearby Caltex Service Station and stole two CCTV cameras.
Meanwhile a drunken decision on Friday night has landed a 29-year-old man in hot water with the police.
The man was drinking at the Red Lush wine bar in Argent Street for “sometime” with two mates when he decided at 9pm he would call it a night.
As he walked out of the Oxide/Argent Street glass door, he has punched the glass door, shattering it.
Police allege he fled the scene but officers later caught up and charged him with damage to property.
The accused will appear in Broken Hill Local Court at a later date.