Yob attack plea

Phil Days outside The Property Group's shop in Whitegate Drive a (below) damage done to the premises.

Phil Days outside The Property Group's shop in Whitegate Drive a (below) damage done to the premises.

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A DESPERATE businessman is offering a cash reward for information in an attempt to stop vandals damaging his shop.

Hooded yobs have smashed the windows of The Property Group three times in eight weeks, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Vandals have damaged the front windows of The Property Group, on Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.

Vandals have damaged the front windows of The Property Group, on Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.

Despite CCTV being installed after the first attack and police investigating, the vandals keep returning to the Whitegate Drive shop.

Owner Phil Days, 57, says he is living in fear of them returning and has offered a £1,000 reward to anyone with information.

He told The Gazette: “This is having an effect on me mentally because I’m not 100 per cent sure who is doing this and it’s a big shock when it keeps happening.

“The first time it happened I was on holiday and the staff turned up at work with the windows smashed from top to bottom.

“I’ve told the police but I only thought it would be a one off attack because we had CCTV and an alarm fitted.

“The way they are smashing the windows is exactly the same each time and it looks like a hammer is being used.”

The size of the glass at the Blackpool letting office is also leading to difficulties in replacing it straight away and the business has been left with boarded windows.

The nightmare is also coming with a cash cost to the business.

When it was first damaged on July 8, the bill came to £2,500 and the following two repairs each totalled £1,500.

Mr Days added: “People can’t come and repair it the following day, so it leaves the business looking like this for over a week and I’m worried it’s going to happen again.

“We have had to take down rotating adverts so the windows can be repaired, and at the moment there is nothing being advertised.”

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “If anyone has information about the damage they should contact us on 101.”

Call the shop on (01253) 305300.

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