Vandals target homes and shops in Whitton

BUSINESSES and homes in Whitton have been targeted by graffiti vandals.

The mindless spree took place in the early hours of Thursday morning, with the whole thing caught on camera.

The town’s butcher, general store, telephone exchange, bus shelter, signs and fences were spray-painted in the attack.

Cheryl Fraser runs Robin’s Nest and spent a good part of Thursday morning scrubbing paint off her shopfront.

She believes the graffiti is not the work of locals. 

“Straight away I thought it has to have been kids from out of town because the locals respect us too much,” she said.

“It happened at about 12.30am and we’ve got video footage, which the police have taken.”

Butcher Graeme Kelly discovered his shop windows covered in graffiti and the mesh removed from a window about 8am yesterday when he went to open up.

“I was pretty lucky because even though they got in, they didn’t take anything and I could clean up the paint, but it is just pitiful,” he said.

“This sort of thing leaves a nasty taste in your mouth. It shows a complete lack of respect.

“The trouble is that these young people won’t learn because they won’t get punished properly.”

Griffith Police are reviewing the CCTV footage and would like to hear from anyone with any information. 

If caught the culprits will face hefty fines.

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