Vandals go on smashing spree
A gang of vandals went on a mindless rampage of window smashing in Wicklow town in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Damage was caused as huge plate glass win- dows were shattered by bricks in a number of business premises.
This was the second occasion in the space of a week that windows were smashed. On the first occasion it was shops on The M all that suffered. On Saturday last it was Flannerys, Holly’s, The Coffee Shop, The Bridge Tavern and the Vegetable Shop beside the car park.
Gardai confirmed that there had been little of this type of vandalism in Wicklow over the years but warned that traders were going to have to protect their property and this may mean shuttering the town.
A pharmacy owner has described how a brick was thrown through the window on Saturday, smashing the glass and damaging stock.
‘ The window was filled with little tiny slivers of glass so we had to discard everything. It was absolute vandalism and Saturday’s trading was ruined as a result.’