Video store van­dal­ized

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY BILL BOW­MAN

Van­dals smashed three large panes of glass in the front of En­ter­tain­ment Ex­change in Car­bon­ear in the early morn­ing hours of Satur­day, Jan. 15.

While pick­ing up bits of bro­ken glass from the side­walk in front of his store at 211 Wa­ter Street, owner/op­er­a­tor Ken­neth Chubbs told The Com­pass, “ the door was still locked and noth­ing was taken from in­side,” when he ar­rived on the scene around 7:30 a.m.

Chubbs said he had been vis­it­ing a friend up­stairs in the same build­ing un­til about 3 a.m., and ev­ery­thing was fine at the store when he left. So the dam­age must have been done some­time af­ter that hour.

Chubbs said Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP re­ceived the call around 5:45 a.m., so he sus­pects the dam­age may have oc­curred some­time shortly be­fore then, per­haps around 5:30 a.m.

He didn’t have an es­ti­mate of the dam­age, but said his land­lord’s in­surance on the build­ing cov­ered the cost of the dam­ages.

There were no rocks in­side, but a piece of steel was found out­side, which Chubbs sus­pects could have been used to smash the glass.

The RCMP took the piece of steel as part of their on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The in­ci­dent was the first of its kind Chubbs has ex­pe­ri­enced since open­ing his movie and video game rental op­er­a­tion Nov. 1.

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