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More windows smashed

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January 10, 2018

Raelene Mullane outside her All Vintage Bazaar store which was damaged.

Smashed windows in High Street

Smashed windows in High Street

HIGH St has again been the victim of a string of property damage offences which occurred overnight on Monday.

Constable Kate Middleton said police were making enquiries into the crime spree.

‘‘Several premises have been damaged along High St, from the Port area to the Paramount Cinema, and on both sides of the street,’’ she said.

‘‘Rocks have been used to break the glass.’’

Police are using CCTV from shops to help with their investigations.

For All Vintages Bazaar store owner Raelene Mullane the cowardly acts have added more work to the already busy season.

‘‘We’ve spent the morning meticulously cleaning the store,’’ she said. ‘‘The glass came right up to the counter.

‘‘We’ve verbalised to our customers what has happened so that we can continue our opening hours safely.

‘‘But we haven’t been able to do what we wanted to do today because of the clean up.’’

Among the targetted buildings were Campaspe College of Adult Learning, the old library, Elders Rural Insurance and Qualify Training. Police said the number of reports are into the double digits.

Campaspe Glass & Glazing has been responding to business owners.

‘‘We’ve been flat out all day,’’ Kirsten McKee, owner of the business said.

‘‘We have to order the glass into the shop.

‘‘The businesses will gradually be fixed over the next couple of days.’’

Monday night’s incident comes just three weeks after a similar situation occurred along Sturt St to High St where five homes and business reported their windows had been smashed with rocks.

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