Shop owner rages af­ter shop win­dows smashed

VAN­DAL­ISM THOU­SANDS OF EURO TO RE­PAIR DAM­AGE

Bray People - - News - Paula BURNS

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.

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