Shop owner rages after shop windows smashed
VANDALISM THOUSANDS OF EURO TO REPAIR DAMAGE
A BRAY businessman was left outraged when three of his shop windows were smashed last weekend.
Fred Spillane co-owner of Studio 54 spoke of how sick and tired he is of cleaning up the mess after petty vandalism.
His hair salon that is situated on the Main Street in Bray has fallen victim to vandalism twice in the past two months.
Last Saturday night thugs attempted to smash in the three large windows at the front of the salon.
The shatter-proof glass didn’t fall in but all three six foot by six foot windows had to be replaced costing Mr. Spillane thousands of euros.
‘Back in July the middle win- dow was smashed and at the time I did think that it could have been an attempted rob- bery because he had alot of GHD hair straighteners in the window,’ explained Mr. Spillane, ‘but this time I think it was just pure vandalism.’
Mr. Spillane went on to say that in this incident the middle window in particular looked as though it had been pounded continuously by something very hard.
‘I think now that the insurance company are going to make us put up shutters and I know the Town Council aren’t very keen on them but at this stage it looks as though I don’t have a choice,’ said Mr. Spillane.
Mr. Spillane reported the incident to the Gardaí at Bray who are investigating the situation.
‘There’s not much that they can do but they said that they will check the CCTV cameras at the Credit Union and hopefully that may identify the culprits,’ explained Mr. Spillane.
The windows of Studio 54 which were smashed by vandals.