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Bury St Edmunds homeowner in Parkington Walk left out of pocket after living room window smashed and van vandalised





A Bury St Edmunds homeowner has been left out of pocket after his house and van were vandalised.

Johnny Chandler, of Parkington Walk on the Howard estate, woke up on Monday morning to find his living room window was smashed.

A couple of hours later when he was going off to work he also discovered that the wing mirror of his van was smashed, the windscreen wipers were ripped off and he had flat tyres.

Johnny Chandler, of Parkington Walk in Bury St Edmunds, discovered his living room window was smashed on Monday morning. Picture: Johnny Chandler
Johnny Chandler, of Parkington Walk in Bury St Edmunds, discovered his living room window was smashed on Monday morning. Picture: Johnny Chandler

It follows a spate of vandalism last month, but the 56-year-old believes this was targeted.

He said: “At first I thought it was kids messing around but I realised it was something else. No one else had any damage done.”

Johnny has CCTV installed and he has reviewed the footage. A man is seen causing damage at around 3am.

He later discovered that the wing mirror of his van was smashed, his windscreen wipers were ripped off and his tyres were flat. Picture: Johnny Chandler
He later discovered that the wing mirror of his van was smashed, his windscreen wipers were ripped off and his tyres were flat. Picture: Johnny Chandler

“I think it upset my wife more than me. She took it more personal,” he added.

The incident could have been more serious as a family member was due to stay over and sleep on the sofa close to the window, but the visit was moved to another day.

He has since had the damage to his van fixed which cost him £390 in total. He his waiting for Havebury Housing to fix the window.

He has noticed that more people are installing cameras. Picture: Johnny Chandler
He has noticed that more people are installing cameras. Picture: Johnny Chandler

Johnny said he has noticed that more people are installing cameras.

“A lot of people on the estate have ring doorbells as well which I think is a good thing. I’m thinking about adding a couple more cameras to cover the van in the back square.”

Suffolk Police were approached for comment.