Vandal attack hard to cop

IT’S a worrying sign indeed when vandals don’t care they are within full view of the Coffs Harbour Police Station.

They reefed a traffic sign out of a median strip opposite the police station driveway some time on Saturday night and dumped it on the ground.

It appears they had also dragged the sign onto the road just for good measure.

Elsewhere in the city, police were repeatedly called to Ocean Parade at Park Beach following reports of a rampage by a group of up to 12 youths.

They hurled signs and sprayed graffiti between 11.30pm on Saturday and 1.30am yesterday, damaging at least one car and leaving unsightly tags on a driveway.

The group fled each time police arrived at the scene.

The golden arches, meanwhile, proved too tempting for two boys about 8.30pm on Saturday.

They damaged the Coffs Harbour McDonalds North sign when they hurled rocks and then ran away before police arrived.

However, officers later caught up with the pair – aged 9 and 10 – and issued them with warnings under the Young Offenders Act.

In yet another attack, a man had his Friday night soured when his car was stolen.

Hoodlums smashed the back window of the white VS Holden Commodore to gain entry and drove it away from the Elbow Street/Moonee Street carpark some time between 7pm and 9pm.

The theft happened while the man was out with friends nearby. His car had golf clubs and other gear inside it at the time.

This unsavoury incident is one of several vehicle thefts across the Coffs Coast last week.

If you can help with the investigations into these low acts, contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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