Reward offered for vandalism information

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A CARNOUSTIE businessman is offering a reward for information regarding vandalism to his shop front at the weekend, writes Johnston Ralston.

Dave McNicoll, proprietor of the Carnoustie Golf Shop on the High Street, has put out a bounty of £100 for any information that might help to find and convict the person or persons who smashed his shop window on Friday night.

At some point between closing up the shop at 4.30 p.m. on Friday afternoon and around 9.40 a.m. on Saturday the large left-hand window pane was struck, causing it to fracture.

Dave admitted that he did not at first notice the damage: “I always come in from the other side in the morning. I was sitting at the computer and Jordan comes in and asks what’s up with the window.”

He added: “This is the first time in the 16 years I’ve been on the High Street that I’ve had anything like this happen.

“I have to ask myself the question, why? There wasn’t anything taken, it’s just vandalism. There’s not a lot we can do.

“One reason why we have no bother is that we’ve got no enemies. Someone wouldn’t smash our window just because they’ve had a bad drive.”

The Carnoustie Golf Shop is covered by two police CCTV cameras, and Dave is hopeful that one of them may have caught the perpetrator on film, once the footage has been reviewed.

Any information regarding this incident should be passed to police via 0300 111 2222, through any officer or anonymously through charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.