Two Portsmouth car dealerships vandalized, thousands in damage

Two Portsmouth car dealerships vandalized, thousands in damage


THE OWNERS ARE ASKING FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRASHING THEIR BUSINESSES. (ANITA) THE VANDALS ARMED WITH SPRAY PAINT COVERED THE BUILDING IN GRAFFITI AND DESTROYED CARS. A COSTLY MESS. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S MARIELENA BALOURIS IS HERE WITH THEIR PLEA FOR INFORMATION. (MARIELENA) RIGHT NOW THE BUSINESS OWNERS DON’T KNOW WHO DID THIS OR WHY THEY DID IT. SPRAY PAINT TO THE SHATTERED GLASS COVERING THE GROUND — IS A MESS THAT THEY DON’T WANT TO BE DEALING WITH. (MARIELENA BALOURIS) AN ACT OF VANDALISM ERIC COUNCIL, OWNER OF MID-ATLANTIC MOTORS YOU’RE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING AND THIS IS WHAT YOU GET, SO I DONT KNOW, I DONT HAVE AN ANSWER FOR IT SUNDAY MORNING AN EMPLOYEE OF SAHARA MOTORS FOUND THE DAMAGE. SEID CHAOU PARTNER AT SAHARA MOTORS THE DOOR HERE, AND EVERYTHING IS MESSED UP INSIDE. AND ALSO THE GATE WAS BROKEN A SLIDING CHAIN-LINK GATE PULLED ENTIRELY OFF IT’S HINGES. ERIC COUNCIL, OWNER OF MID-ATLANTIC MOTORS THE GATE WAS ACTUALLY BENT ALMOST LIKE A MOON SHAPE THAT’S BECAUSE WHOEVER CAME TO THE DEALERSHIPS FORCED THEIR WAY THROUGH THAT GATE, STEALING A CAR IN THE PROCESS. EMPLOYEES ARE WONDERING HOW EXACTLY THEY MOVED IT — AND WHY THEY TOOK ONE SPECIFIC CAR. SEID CHAOU PARTNER AT SAHARA MOTORS WE DONT KNOW WHY EXACTLY THAT THIS HAPPENED BUT IT WASN’T JUST THE CAR. DOORS, WINDOWS, SPRAY PAINT — THE DAMAGE ALMOST SEEMS ENDLESS. SETBACK. LIKE I LOSE THE WHOLE DAY TODAY TRYING TO CLEAN UP THE MESS, EVEN PROBABLY TOMORROW TOO. I NEED TO BE DOING WHAT I NEED TO BE DOING TO PROVIDE A PRODUCT AND A SERVICE OUT HERE BUT I’M STUCK DOING THIS, CLEANING UP SOMEBODY’S MESS THEY’RE GUESSING IT WILL COST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO FIX. IN THE MEANTIME, THEY’RE TURNING TO SECURITY CAMERAS. SEID CHAOU PARTNER AT SAHARA MOTORS THIS IS THE TIME TO PUT IT EXACTLY, YOU KNOW? BECAUSE SECURITY CAMERA THEY CAN HELP A LOT HOPING THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME THEY’LL HAVE TO CALL POLICE. (MARIELENA) PORTSMOUTH POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT HAPPENED. THEY SAY RIGHT NOW THEY DO NOT HAVE A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY. I’M MARIELENA BALOURIS,

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