Victim of car vandals may opt for CCTV

Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Darryn Causby and West St resident Wendy Robinson who had her car scratched in what seemed to be a spate of attacks at the weekend. INPT45-227.
Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Darryn Causby and West St resident Wendy Robinson who had her car scratched in what seemed to be a spate of attacks at the weekend. INPT45-227.
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One of the victims of a spate of car vandalism in Portadown at the weekend has said she may consider installing CCTV outside her home.

It is believed three cars were damaged overnight on Sunday, including a Citroen C4 parked at West Street and a black Mondeo parked at Deramore Drive in Brownstown.

Wendy Robinson, the owner of one of the damaged cars, said, “It’s a disgrace that you can’t even park your car at the door of your home with out the fear of it being damaged. People need to grow up and wise up and let the rest of us live in peace.

“I remember what it was like when the tyres were being slashed almost every day and it was terrible, we were afraid to park at our house and were constantly watching to see if there was anyone actively suspiciously because we were scared that our car was going to be damaged, and we don’t want to go back to that. In recent times our car has been damaged twice and we are now considering installing CCTV. It is important that people give as much information to the police.”

Councillor and Lord Mayor Darryn Causby said, “I remember clearly the number of tyre slashing incidents that occurred only a few years ago and what impact that had, and the community most certainly don’t want another spate of this.

“I am absolutely disgusted at these acts of vandalism and just hope that those who behave in such a destructive manner are caught and brought before the courts. I make two appeals, first to the criminals who damaged these vehicles, please stop and leave our community alone. The second is to the community at large, please look out for one another, and report any suspicious activity.”