Staff members had to clean all morning after vandals broke in on Wednesday night.
Staff members had to clean all morning after vandals broke in on Wednesday night. Alistair Brightman

Blue Care hit with second break-in

AFTER a brief reprieve from break and enters around the region, vandals and thieves are back on the prowl and targeting those most vulnerable.

On Wednesday night the Blue Care Nurse op-shop was broken into for the second time in just a few months.

The Pialba store, which will close in two weeks due to high rent, was hit some time between 5pm and 6am.

Disappointed volunteers arrived at the store to find shattered glass where the break-in had happened.

While nothing is believed to have been stolen, the dedicated team was forced to spend the entire morning cleaning up.

Long-time volunteer Thelma Butcher said she believed the store had been broken into by the same person, as they used the same entry point.

She said she was very disappointed and couldn't understand why anyone would “pick on” an op-shop.

“I guess they were looking for money but I have no idea why they would look for it here,” Ms Butcher said.

“There seems no point in it and it's a major inconvenience for us because we have spent the morning cleaning up and missing out on business.”

Vandals also caused trouble in other parts of town at the weekend.

The windows of a roller and a grader were smashed on a construction site in Pialba.

Police were called to the scene in Charles Street yesterday morning.

Hervey Bay Police Sergeant Peter Bennet described the damage as a “senseless act” and urged anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information on either offence can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            1800 333 000      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or police on 4123 8111.



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