Anger as 'mindless' vandals attack Weymouth fancy dress shop

SMASHED: Party shop owner Jan O'Brien shows the damage

SMASHED: Party shop owner Jan O'Brien shows the damage

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A SHOP owner is furious after a ‘mindless’ attack on her premises.

Police are investigating after the front door at The Party Shop in Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, was smashed in an overnight attack. The glass did not shatter entirely and no entry was gained to the premises.

The fancy dress shop has been damaged before and owner Jan O’Brien is devastated by the latest incident.

She is offering a £50 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible. Mrs O’Brien said: “How many times is that now? It drives me mad.

“We’re insured of course but there’s such a high excess to pay.

“It’s absolutely sickening that someone would do this.”

The shop is fitted with security cameras and it is hoped a suspect will have been captured on tape.

Mrs O’Brien said: “The window in the door will have to be replaced and it will cost about £400-£500 at least.

“I don’t think whoever did it was trying to get in. It appears to be a case of mindless vandalism.

“We’re on a corner of two busy roads here and we seem to see it all and get it all.

“In this trading climate I just don’t need this.

“I’m offering a £50 reward in a bid to trace those responsible.”

Dorset Police is investigating criminal damage to the shop, which occurred sometime overnight on Tuesday, February 25. Witnesses and anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting crime number C-14-D-8321.

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7:03am Thu 6 Mar 14

PortlandYoof says...

Feel sorry for you for having shop damaged, but £400-500 for a single piece of 6mm thick glass? ~I think you're being had on lady! Could get a brand new PVC Door *FITTED* for that price!
Feel sorry for you for having shop damaged, but £400-500 for a single piece of 6mm thick glass? ~I think you're being had on lady! Could get a brand new PVC Door *FITTED* for that price! PortlandYoof
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10:09am Thu 6 Mar 14

jjlad2 says...

PortlandYoof wrote:
Feel sorry for you for having shop damaged, but £400-500 for a single piece of 6mm thick glass? ~I think you're being had on lady! Could get a brand new PVC Door *FITTED* for that price!
Think you will find it is not just a piece of 6mm glass, otherwise it would have just smashed, its normally strenghthend glass for access doors i believe.
[quote][p][bold]PortlandYoof[/bold] wrote: Feel sorry for you for having shop damaged, but £400-500 for a single piece of 6mm thick glass? ~I think you're being had on lady! Could get a brand new PVC Door *FITTED* for that price![/p][/quote]Think you will find it is not just a piece of 6mm glass, otherwise it would have just smashed, its normally strenghthend glass for access doors i believe. jjlad2
  • Score: 2

10:55am Thu 6 Mar 14

angrydorseter says...

Being Abbotsbury Road I expect it has to be bullet proof glass! I lived there for a year and a bit and the amount of vandalism the shops/homes suffer is quite sickening :( I don't miss my Abbotsbury Road days!
Being Abbotsbury Road I expect it has to be bullet proof glass! I lived there for a year and a bit and the amount of vandalism the shops/homes suffer is quite sickening :( I don't miss my Abbotsbury Road days! angrydorseter
  • Score: 3

11:22am Thu 6 Mar 14

Mike Maber says...

There are at least three smashed windows in the tow centre. Drunken vermin going home after late drinking in clubs.
There are at least three smashed windows in the tow centre. Drunken vermin going home after late drinking in clubs. Mike Maber
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11:36am Thu 6 Mar 14

elloello1980 says...

jjlad2 wrote:
PortlandYoof wrote: Feel sorry for you for having shop damaged, but £400-500 for a single piece of 6mm thick glass? ~I think you're being had on lady! Could get a brand new PVC Door *FITTED* for that price!
Think you will find it is not just a piece of 6mm glass, otherwise it would have just smashed, its normally strenghthend glass for access doors i believe.
I reckon PortlandYoof is one of them pushy Larkin telephone pests, trying to sell some doors
[quote][p][bold]jjlad2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PortlandYoof[/bold] wrote: Feel sorry for you for having shop damaged, but £400-500 for a single piece of 6mm thick glass? ~I think you're being had on lady! Could get a brand new PVC Door *FITTED* for that price![/p][/quote]Think you will find it is not just a piece of 6mm glass, otherwise it would have just smashed, its normally strenghthend glass for access doors i believe.[/p][/quote]I reckon PortlandYoof is one of them pushy Larkin telephone pests, trying to sell some doors elloello1980
  • Score: 8

2:15pm Thu 6 Mar 14

oldbrock says...

PortlandYoof wrote:
Feel sorry for you for having shop damaged, but £400-500 for a single piece of 6mm thick glass? ~I think you're being had on lady! Could get a brand new PVC Door *FITTED* for that price!
feel sorry? then make the second remark? , if the glass didn't give in, it was most probably toughened, people don't do anything for nothing these days! it is a sign of our times that nothing is sacred, just a good job nobody got injured by the mindless individuals stupidity
[quote][p][bold]PortlandYoof[/bold] wrote: Feel sorry for you for having shop damaged, but £400-500 for a single piece of 6mm thick glass? ~I think you're being had on lady! Could get a brand new PVC Door *FITTED* for that price![/p][/quote]feel sorry? then make the second remark? , if the glass didn't give in, it was most probably toughened, people don't do anything for nothing these days! it is a sign of our times that nothing is sacred, just a good job nobody got injured by the mindless individuals stupidity oldbrock
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4:12pm Thu 6 Mar 14

2539 says...

PortlandYoof wrote:
Feel sorry for you for having shop damaged, but £400-500 for a single piece of 6mm thick glass? ~I think you're being had on lady! Could get a brand new PVC Door *FITTED* for that price!
Inflating the cost would bring the profitability of the business down and there for the Tax paid on profit which she will be liable for so maybe not a bad idea going for a £600 window. That said it is expensive. Try any one of the local fitters and you should get a better price.
[quote][p][bold]PortlandYoof[/bold] wrote: Feel sorry for you for having shop damaged, but £400-500 for a single piece of 6mm thick glass? ~I think you're being had on lady! Could get a brand new PVC Door *FITTED* for that price![/p][/quote]Inflating the cost would bring the profitability of the business down and there for the Tax paid on profit which she will be liable for so maybe not a bad idea going for a £600 window. That said it is expensive. Try any one of the local fitters and you should get a better price. 2539
  • Score: 2

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