Centracks group sales manager Allan Cooper is disgusted at the vandals who threw a rock through the store’s front windows.
Centracks group sales manager Allan Cooper is disgusted at the vandals who threw a rock through the store’s front windows. Emily Prain

'Senseless' vandalism

VANDALS who smashed the windows of a string of Enterprise St businesses on Tuesday night have outraged workers and store owners.

Bundaberg police Sergeant Mike McLellan said four businesses were vandalised, including G James Glass, Ergon Energy, Planet Shade and a machinery retail store, Centracks.

Sgt McLellan believed children were to blame for the incident, which happened overnight on Tuesday and early yesterday morning.

"They threw rocks at the businesses, smashing the windows," he said.

Centracks group sales manager Allan Cooper said the vandalism was a "senseless act".

"We try to keep the business looking clean and tidy, and you come to work and find that someone has smashed the windows," he said.

"It's just not right."

Mr Cooper said the top of the business' four-metre high sign had been damaged by rocks, and two large glass window panes at the front of the premises had been shattered and needed to be replaced.

"There's some (rock) chip marks to the front door, too," he said.

To repair the damage, Mr Cooper estimated the cost to be in the thousands of dollars, and he was concerned about the expense to repair the sign.

"I wouldn't imagine you'd get that fixed for any thing less than a few thousand dollars," he said.

Planet Shade owner Cathie McInnes was also frustrated after turning up to work to find a smashed window.

Mrs McInnes said the amount of time spent cleaning up the shop had caused the most inconvenience to the business.

"We've spent over an hour cleaning up and organising to get (the window) replaced," she said.

If anyone has information on the crime, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or Bundaberg police on 41539111.



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