A VISITOR to Ballarat is at least $200 out of pocket after her car window was smashed in an apparent random attack in Black Hill.
Claudia Alp was visiting her partner over the weekend when her car parked on Havelock Street on Friday night was smashed by vandals.
It is understood that Ms Alp's car was the only one targeted in the street in what seems to be a random attack.
However, it is not the first time cars have been targeted in the area this year, with more than two-dozen cars having windows smashed back in May.
The former Ballarat resident, who now lives in Melbourne, said she was in shock when she discovered her car on Saturday.
"I walked up to the car about 9.30am on Saturday morning, the first thing I noticed was glass on the road," she said.
"There was a brief moment of disbelief, the drivers window is completely shattered there was glass everywhere
"I just wouldn't know what the motivation was, there were no signs they'd tried to enter the car at all."
Ms Alp said she had parked her car a few houses away from where she was staying and admitted to not hearing anything during the night.
"I don't think anyone goes to sleep expecting their car to be vandalised, it seems such a senseless act," she said.
"Right now I don't know how much it will cost. It's definitely in the $150-250 range and it's an expense I didn't need. It's very upsetting knowing someone it's through someones else's thoughtless actions.
"Unfortunately I do know these things can happen in Ballarat, but you never think it will happen to yourself.
"I'm in Melbourne now, but the car is still in Ballarat getting fixed."
Police said they were investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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