Van­dal caught in act

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A frus­trated car owner slept in his ve­hi­cle in a bid to catch who­ever was scratch­ing it late at night.

The ploy paid off and po­lice were called when the man caught a van­dal in the act.

Craig Biggs and his wife Kim say their car was scratched six times over six months while parked on the road at St Mary’s Bay.

Mr Biggs was away when the first spate of at­tacks oc­curred and his wife be­gan to fear some­thing sin­is­ter was afoot.

‘‘I thought some­one was out to get me,’’ she says.

‘‘They were re­ally, re­ally hard lines down the side of the car, it’s done thou­sands of dol­lars of dam­age.’’

Avon­dale Se­nior Sergeant Ross Endi­cot­tDavies says po­lice are also in­ves­ti­gat­ing a num­ber of sim­i­lar com­plaints.

‘‘They ap­pear to be where ve­hi­cles have been parked pos­si­bly ob­struct­ing the pave­ment,’’ he says.

A woman charged in con­nec­tion with the lat­est in­ci­dent will ap­pear in the Auck­land Dis­trict Court on June 25.

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