Give us a break . . . Sandra Kimpton is furious after the latest break-in at the Bayldon Community Centre.
Give us a break . . . Sandra Kimpton is furious after the latest break-in at the Bayldon Community Centre.

Vandals attack centre



SANDRA Kimpton spent most of her Sunday cleaning up, but it had nothing to do with Clean Up Australia Day.

The Bayldon Community Centre manager picked up her phone at 9am to hear the building had been broken into ? again.

When she arrived, she discovered two smashed windows, four ruined door locks (three of which had been attacked with a fire extinguisher), a security window shutter ripped apart, a kicked in wall panel, a missing stereo and a trolley bent out of shape.

The damages bill will go beyond $1000, but the frustration for the centre's volunteers is incalculable.

"Over the past 12 years that we've been open, we get broken into on average twice a year," Sandra said.

"Back on January 16, they smashed two doors and came in through the toilet window.

"I don't think they're breaking in to steal, because there is nothing to steal. I think they're doing it to do damage.

"Money is never kept on the premises. Anyway, I've just spent it all on paying for new windows and door locks.

"It's depressing. We're all volunteers.

"It seems we're keeping this place open for some person or persons to smash things for the fun of it.

"What makes people do it?"

Sandra believes the intruders broke in early on Sunday morning.

If you saw suspicious activity in Toormina Road, contact Sawtell police.



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