Town centre gym users targeted by car park vandalsBy Samantha Colyer
June 06, 2007
Vandals are repeatedly targeting vehicles in a town centre car park while the owners visit the gym.
Car windows have been smashed and parts ripped off on the top floor of Elms Road car park, which is managed by Virgin Active.
One woman’s car has been vandalised twice in the last 10 days, costing her thousands of pounds in repairs.
Fiona Henderson-Gough, of Cricket Hill in Finchampstead, said: “On Saturday, May 19, I was using the gym, came back out to the fourth floor of the multi-storey to find my car and someone else’s car with smashed windows.
“This was quite upsetting for me, as I seem to be a habitual victim of car crime, to the tune of £4,000 in the last four years, and I don’t even drive expensive cars.”
On Tuesday, May 8, Miss Henderson-Gough’s soft-top MX5 was attacked, with the window trim ripped off and used to slash the rear windscreen.
For full story see this week's Wokingham Times.