BUSINESS TARGETED: Eagle Boys South Grafton franchisee, Mark Hinds, rues the damage to his shop front by vandals overnight Thur
BUSINESS TARGETED: Eagle Boys South Grafton franchisee, Mark Hinds, rues the damage to his shop front by vandals overnight Thur

Bricks used in vandal attack Dreams shattered

By EMMA CORNFORD

ecornford@dailyexaminer.com.au

WHEN Mark Hinds received a phone call from police early on yesterday morning, telling him his shop had been vandalised, he expected a broken window at worst.

But what he found was thousands of dollars worth of damage, inflicted by vandals who used bricks and rocks to smash every glass panel at the front of his Eagle Brothers pizza store in South Grafton.

Mr Hinds, who has owned the store in the same spot on Bent Street for seven years, said he has never had any problems in the past.

"When I saw it I was just shocked," he said yesterday.

"I still am.

"It really was an attack on the business.

"When my wife and kids saw it, they were the same just dumbfounded how anyone could do that."

Mr Hinds said on top of the damage bill, he was worried for his staff.

"I'm concerned for the safety of my staff who are closing for the night when I leave to go home. It's terrible."

A police spokesperson said the attack was discovered by officers at 12:45am.

"It seems they've continued to throw a brick at the

windows multiple times until they broke through them," he said.

"No persons were discovered at the scene and there were no witnesses, so we're certainly appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything to come forward with information."

Mr Hinds thanked the staff at Grafton Glass, who arrived at the store within five min- utes to fix the damage.By EMMA CORNFORD

ecornford@dailyexaminer.com.au

WHEN Mark Hinds received a phone call from police early on yesterday morning, telling him his shop had been vandalised, he expected a broken window at worst.

But what he found was thousands of dollars worth of damage, inflicted by vandals who used bricks and rocks to smash every glass panel at the front of his Eagle Brothers pizza store in South Grafton.

Mr Hinds, who has owned the store in the same spot on Bent Street for seven years, said he has never had any problems in the past.

"When I saw it I was just shocked," he said yesterday.

"I still am.

"It really was an attack on the business.

"When my wife and kids saw it, they were the same just dumbfounded how anyone could do that."

Mr Hinds said on top of the damage bill, he was worried for his staff.

"I'm concerned for the safety of my staff who are closing for the night when I leave to go home. It's terrible."

A police spokesperson said the attack was discovered by officers at 12:45am.

"It seems they've continued to throw a brick at the

windows multiple times until they broke through them," he said.

"No persons were discovered at the scene and there were no witnesses, so we're certainly appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything to come forward with information."

Mr Hinds thanked the staff at Grafton Glass, who arrived at the store within five min- utes to fix the damage.



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