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Car dealership and garden centre targetted by vandals and thieves

Two local businesses were the target of theft and vandalism on Sunday.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP officers received their first report on Sunday morning after several vehicles at Peter Baljet Motors in Duncan were vandalized.

“It’s like that the damage occurred sometime overnight,” spokesman Cpl. Kevin Day said in an email to media.

“Culprit(s) damaged a total of six new pick-up trucks by smashing windshields and rear windows with rocks. The approximate cost of the damage is $4,500.”

Police also received a report of a break-and-enter and theft at Marigold Nurseries on Bell McKinnon Road on Sunday morning.

An Aquascape AquaSurge 2000 water pump was taken from the business.

Police continue to investigate both of these crimes. Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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