Call for public to help solve case
POLICE hunting down the hoodlums who stormed Park Beach and The Jetty say help from the public is crucial.
Acting Inspector Tony Milner said the investigators were yet to make arrests and more witnesses to the early-morning rampage on Sunday were being sought.
“Information has been received at Coffs Harbour Police Station and that’s been followed up on,” Mr Milner said.
“Police are pleased with some reports but we’re sure there’s other members of the public who are able to assist with our investigation.
“We are still seeking information which may be able to identify the people responsible for this malicious damage.”
A mob of up to six young men ran riot and destroyed whatever they could get their hands on in one of the worst incidents of vandalism ever committed on our streets.
They trashed at least a dozen cars and left neighbourhoods looking like a war zone.
They smashed car windows with timber stakes and shopping trolleys, pulled traffic signs from the ground and drove the poles into vehicles parked on the street.
Target Action Group officers say the incidents may be linked to a group of people misbehaving in the Park Beach area earlier on Saturday night and who were moved on by police.
It appears the louts had moved from the Pet Porpoise Pool across Englands Park and into Hood Street and Mildura Street and then headed west along Harbour Drive.
They struck shortly after 1am on Sunday.
To help with the investigation, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.