Two shops pelted in attacks

THE Nobby business that was the scene of an armed robbery in June has been struck by offenders again.

The general store, along with a hairdressing business in Clifton, had their windows damaged by ball bearings sometime Friday night.

Clifton police are trying to uncover who was responsible for the two incidents but believe a car was used to get from one business to the next.

They are unsure though whether the pellets were shot from the car or not.

One silver ball bearing was found inside a business the following day.

Clifton police senior constable Greg Burton said the businesses that were targeted appeared to be chosen randomly.

He said police didn’t suspect a link between the weekend’s events and the armed robbery at the same Nobby store in June.

“Police believe it was just someone being silly, just some clowns who thought it might have been funny,” he said.

“It appears they used a sling shot or a similar device.”

Snr Cnst Burton said no significant damage was caused when the ball bearings were flung through the windows.

“It was basically just a hole in the window,” he said.

“There was no real damage to anything inside.”

No witnesses to the weekend offences have come forward to police yet.

Clifton police spoke to the owners of the businesses at the weekend when the incident was first reported, and investigations are continuing.

In June, a man was hospitalised when he was shot in the leg by a person outside the Nobby General Store.

The armed robber stole the man’s vehicle and used it as a getaway car.

The stolen car was found not long after but police haven’t been able to find the gun-wielding offender.

Anyone who has information on the weekend offences is urged to contact Clifton police on 4697 3120 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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