Northside shops hit by youths with rocks



BEVERLY Thiele fails to see how youths would get their excitement by throwing a rock at her shop-front window.

Mrs Thiele, who runs Digger Thiele Electrical on Perry Street, was one of several businesses hit by vandals and thieves on Monday night.

Employees arrived at work to find the window smashed.

Mrs Thiele said the fact North Bundaberg businesses were being targeted was annoying.

"It's sad to see kids are doing this sort of thing,'' she said.

She said the office window was smashed about 18 months ago and another building they owned, which was leased by Guide Dogs Queensland, also had a window damaged a few weeks ago.

Around the corner on Gaven Street, the Macadamia Processing Company (MPC) also had a rock thrown through its window.

MPC Queensland industry development manager Chris Searle said the incident was its first since it moved in four months ago.

"It's just par for the course really,'' Mr Searle said.

"We're not really worried - it's just one of those things you hear about all the time.''

Bundaberg police Sergeant Mick Prickett said a podiatry clinic on Maryborough Street also had its window smashed.

A Warrell Street home and the YMCA on Quinn Street were broken into.



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