Fury at vandals who went on wrecking spree
9:23am Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
A BUSINESSMAN has condemned the yobs who vandalised his cars during a late night rampage in Farnworth.
Two luxury cars belonging to Craig Zayne, from Farnworth, one of which he was selling, have been scratched and badly damaged in the street.
Now Mr Zayne, who owns Farnworth Carpets and a carpet stall in the indoor market, is appealing for anyone with information to contact the police.
And he says he will be trawling through CCTV footage in an effort to catch the people responsible.
The vandals, thought to be female, struck some time between 11pm and midnight on Friday in Highfield Road. They also stole a sign and two traffic cones before walking along Central Avenue.
The cones were put on the two cars and the sign was dumped in a garden.
Mr Zayne, aged 43, believes the same group came back a short time later and scratched the cars, a Mercedes s500 and a Chrysler Voyager, as well as puncturing two tyres and ripping the number plates off both cars.
Mr Zayne says the incident has been caught on camera and it is only a matter of time before the yobs are identified.
He said: “I just think the people who did this are scum — they have to be to trash someone else’s property in this way.
“I work seven days a week and have done so for a long time, and then this happens.”
Mr Zayne was one of a number of market traders who helped a Bolton family when their home was targeted by arsonists.
They were moved by the plight of Emma Almond and her three children, who were left homeless when thieves ransacked their home in Rawsthorne Street, Halliwell, stole Christmas presents and set fire to the house.
The traders donated goods to the family, and Mr Zayne contributed a new carpet.
Police said they were investigating the incident. Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.