Candid camera snaps vandals


IT APPEARS that vandals were caught in the act on Thursday afternoon, after a Grafton businessman spotted two young girls defacing a shop in the city.

The businessman, who did not want to be named, said at first he thought the girls were taking part in an art exercise.

"I looked across the street and I saw them and thought 'that's odd'," he said.

"At first I thought they were doing some kind of fun thing promoting something but then I realised that no business would want that done to their sign."

By the time the businessman had grabbed his camera to capture the girls on film, they had moved on to put handprints on the walls of a business around the corner.

"They were walking along the road banging their hands on the walls, with black paint all over them," he said.

"There were quite a few people coming in and out of (an affected business) but they didn't seem to take much notice. I don't know why ? it didn't take me long to figure out what they were doing was wrong."

Police said they had copies of the pictures and were investigating.

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