THE number of car windows smashed by vandals appears to be rising, according to a Ballarat repair business.Ballarat Auto Glass owner Peter Snowball said the business had repaired about 15-20 cars in the past two weeks."There seems to be a bit of a spate of vandalism," he said. "People jumping on the windscreens."It's always been there, but the last couple of weeks it seems to be pretty bad."On Monday, The Courier talked to an aged pensioner who said car vandalism had been an ongoing problem for himself and other residents in his block of units in Yarrowee St, Sebastopol.Ted Wright said six cars owned by residents had been vandalised in the past two weeks. One car had windows smashed, while locks had been damaged on the others. Mr Wright said his car was broken into two weeks ago and targeted again at the weekend, when the locks were interfered with. Leading Senior Constable Craig Hocking of Ballarat Crime Desk said the number of cars vandalised in the past month was "no more than usual".He advised people who had garages to park their cars off the street, and lock them away.
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