When will these hoons stop throwing rocks?

By CRAIG McTEAR

A TRUCKIE had to take evasive action yesterday after a youth hurled a half-brick from the Sandy Beach overpass.

It is the fourth such incident on the Coffs Coast in recent weeks, and police fear someone will be seriously injured if the alarming trend continues.

The Brisbane man, 63, was driving his refrigerated truck north on the Pacific Highway at 1.15pm when he noticed three teenage males on the Diamond Head Drive overpass.

"One of them threw what appeared to be a half-brick over the barrier at the truck," Sergeant Greg Peronchik from Woolgoolga police said.

"It was going to hit the driver's side of the vehicle, so he swerved to avoid the object."

Luckily, the brick hit the passenger side, shattering the windscreen and bouncing off.

The truckie, who escaped injury, contacted his boss and later attended Woolgoolga Police Station to make a report.

The trio was last seen running west on Diamond Head Drive, and police need your help to find them.

All were Caucasian in appearance, and they were wearing their caps backwards.

The one who threw the object is described as aged 15 or 16, with a solid build, about 170cm tall, wearing a light grey top and jeans.

"We encourage people to be vigilant about this sort of criminal behaviour," Sgt Peronchik said.



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