Moreton Bay Regional Council offers $5000 reward after vandals smash up to 55 bus stops in Redcliffe, Deception Bay and North Lakes

Vandals believed to be armed with slingshots have destroyed more than 50 bus shelters during the past three weeks in Redcliffe, Deception Bay and North Lakes.

Fed up with the destructive behaviour and angered by the $100,000 damage bill, Moreton Bay Regional Council is offering a $5000 reward for anyone with information that results in the capture of those responsible.

Glass at 55 bus shelters has been smashed, including 14 shelters that were hit on Monday night.

A livid Moreton Bay mayor Allan Sutherland said the destructive behaviour would not be tolerated in the community.

The community and council workers are working hard to keep the region looking its best and these low life grubs are just driving place to place, creating wanton destruction, Cr Sutherland said.

Cr Sutherland said it was rare for a spate of vandalism this severe to happen in the region.

It is an extreme circumstance. It is not something that happens on a regular basis but it must be stopped.

The mayor and the council voted to offer a $5000 reward on Tuesday morning.

Someone must know who is doing this, Cr Sutherland said.

Redcliffe Police Station acting officer-in-charge Aaron Firth encouraged the community to stay vigilant.

Acting Senior Sergeant Firth called on residents living near the damaged bus stops or anyone with information or footage from in-car or fixed cameras to contact Crime Stoppers.

In the past we have had small ball bearings found at damaged bus shelters, Sen Sgt Firth said.

It is possible they have been using a sling shot. It is a timely reminder that it is an offence to use a sling shot to damage other peoples property.

If you have any information, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: Quest News