Vandal leaves his ugly mark
Monday, 13th January, 2014
By Michael Murphy
An Oxide Street business had been targeted by vandals for the third time in as many months, costing it thousands of dollars in property damage.
The latest attack on Domino’s Pizza has forced the hand of the store manager who says he will now have to install security cameras outside the store to protect his business.
The offender lobbed a besser block through the passenger-side window of three delivery cars, rifled through the glove boxes, put two of the cars in neutral and pushed down them down the block.
“I am now worried about where we are going to park the cars at night,” store manager Vishesh Chaudhari said.
“We have CCTV inside the store, but we will have to install cameras out the front, otherwise it’s not safe to park the cars out there.”
He said the team at Dominos - they employ about 25 people including casual staff - would use their own cars to deliver pizzas while the delivery cars were being fixed.
Police Inspector Mick Dawson said the vandal hit the pizza store about 6am yesterday and then continued on his destructive way down Lane Street, spray-painting 16 fences and five cars, and breaking into another two cars.
“I was very surprised,” Inspector Dawson said at the scene, commenting on the size of the attack. “This is totally out of character for Broken Hill.”
Inspector Dawson and other police were canvassing the area yesterday morning, interviewing victims and collecting evidence.
“We have got certain avenues of enquiry that we are following, but obviously we would appreciate assistance from the community to help identify the offender,” Inspector Dawson said. “This type of behaviour will not be tolerated.”
He appealed to other witnesses to contact local police or Crimestoppers 1800 333 000.
The alleged offender was described as being Caucasian, aged in his 20s, wearing a blue/green shirt, khaki pants and wearing a backpack or “man-bag”.