Vandas target tyres at Swimming Creek, Nambucca Heads


A CONCERNED community member has contacted News Of The Area to notify locals that tyres have been slashed on motor vehicles and a caravan at Swimming Creek.

The incident occurred on the night of Tuesday 12 October, at Reed St and Bemago St.

In total five vehicles had tyres slashed.

Of these, according to reports, two were SUV vehicles, two were utes, and one was a caravan.

All vehicles had one tyre slashed, apart from the caravan, which reportedly had two tyres slashed.

This is an expensive case of vandalism, said local community member Ian, who had one tyre slashed.

Ian came out to start his vehicle Wednesday morning to find that his tyre had been slashed.

He then counted the other vehicles in the street that had suffered the same vandalism.

According to Ian, “Nothing happened like this before in the area.

“I had a vehicle stolen 10 years ago and there have been a couple of break-ins to vehicles over the years.

“I heard that a car was broken into the other night at Valla.”

Ian has reported the incident to the local police.

“I’m upset about it.

“It is costing money.

“As if times aren’t hard enough with COVID, fires, and the floods.”

With one of the vehicles vandalised being a caravan, Ian is concerned that if this type of vandalism continues, visitors will be reluctant to come and stay here.

The area that the incident occurred in is a quiet location, said Ian, with a predominantly semi-retired community living there.



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