Teen terrors shoving the elderly and vandalising cars
REPORTS of spitting, pushing over elderly people, egging, and vandalising cars has deterred shoppers from the Narangba Valley Shopping Centre and police are urging witnesses to speak up.
A frequent shopper, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, said she often sees teenagers loitering around the centre.
"They're pushing people over, spitting on people, throwing eggs at apartments, vandalising and destroying cars" she said.
"It's really shocking.
"No one is going down there because they're being victimised.
"I was with an elderly lady, we walked into the shopping centre and a little kid swore at her and then turned around and pushed her over.
"If they're going to push an 80-year-old lady over, what else are they going to do."
She said she's tried reporting the incidents but the police and school don't seem to be able to do anything.
Burpengary Police Station Acting Senior Sergeant Ryan Hanlon said they had received complaints in relation to antisocial behaviour at the shopping centre.
"We've increased police presence and have tasked officers to perform foot patrols at the centre and will continue to do so in relation to calls for concerns," he said.
"Anyone that has any information, we're asking them to provide witness details so we can take action via prosecution."
A spokesperson for the Department of Education and Training said they don't publicly comment on the specifics of any individual student behaviour incidents, but the school takes allegations of unruly behaviour by any of its students very seriously.
"While parents have an important role in maintaining the proper behaviour of their children outside of school, schools can, and do, discipline students for behaviour that negatively impacts the good order and management of the school, whether that behaviour occurs outside school hours and school grounds," the spokesperson said.
If you have any information about these incidents at the shopping centre please contact the Burpengary Police Station on 34912444.