Vandals strike a Norville property
FORMER Norville resident Rhys Leves recently moved to Sydney to take care of his parents and said the last thing he needed was his home to be vandalised.
Mr Leves, who moved to Sydney about two weeks ago, said he was shocked to learn that his Edwards St home, which he still owned, had been attacked by vandals earlier in the week.
Especially since he had spent the past four weeks getting it ready to be rented out.
"I was dismayed," he said.
"Because I needed to work to pay bills and didn't need these additional costs.
"Nevertheless I have been in contact with an assessor and hopefully insurance will cover it."
Mr Leves' close friend, Charlie Webster said the vandals splashed paint all over the back patio and walls, damaged the inside of a shed, ripped up plants and destroyed a number of garden ornaments.
Ms Webster said she made the startling discovery on Wednesday afternoon.
"He has only been gone for a week and half so I have been around about four times since," she said.
"I pulled up at the front of his house to take the recycling bin out.
"I opened the gate and it smelt funny and then I saw what looked like a welding mask on the floor."
Ms Webster said she wasn't mad or angry at what she found but just heartbroken for her dear friend.
She said she found it difficult to make the phone call to inform him.
"He has been fixing up the place for the past four weeks, doing up the inside of the house and making it lovely and beautiful so he could rent it out," Ms Webster said.
"When somebody just comes along and undoes all that hard work it is just sad."
A Bundaberg Police spokesman could only confirm that investigations were still ongoing.
Mr Leves, an electrical contractor by trade, said he had lived in Norville for about five years and had never experienced anything like this.
"It's not something that usually happens in Norville," he said.
If anyone has any information they are urged to contact Bundaberg Police on 4153 9111 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.