Police still chasing vandals

POLICE are confident they will find the louts responsible for a Coffs Harbour rampage even though a week has now passed since the attacks.

Coffs/Clarence crime manager, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay, said investigators had spoken to several witnesses and were following ‘some significant lines of inquiry’.

"That will be continuing," Mr Lindsay said.

"We are confident that arrests will be made. We’ve received some good information from the public which we’re pleased with.

"We would still like to appeal for anyone who knows anything about these incidents to come forward. They can do that anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."

A mob of six young men and two girls ran riot at Park Beach and the Jetty early last Sunday, trashing at least a dozen vehicles and leaving local streets 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.

"We know there are people out there who know who did this," Mr Lindsay said.

"The people who did this are talking about it. We would like to hear from anyone who has had conversations with people identifying themselves as the offenders."

Mr Lindsay acknowledged the attack had resulted in a groundswell of public anger and he sought to assure residents police were doing all they could to rein in the culprits.

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