Damaging digger joyride in Rolleston

JOELLE DALLY
Last updated 13:24 29/01/2014

Relevant offers

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Toxic algae found in Ashburton River Spate of burglaries in Selwyn Opinions split in cycleways v road repairs debate Selwyn council divided in cycleway debate Cyclist left wounded on roadside after hit and run Rolleston crash kills driver Arsenic found on Canterbury properties Subdivision plan quandary: What to do with the poo? New retail complex for Ashburton Car rolls on Darfield's main street

Vandals who jump-started a digger and took it for a joyride in Rolleston were kind enough to park it where they found it - but not before they had driven through newly landscaped gardens and signage. 

Sergeant Dan Harker, of Rolleston police, said the damage at the Selwyn District Council-owned IZone business hub was discovered this morning. 

While the damage caused was unlikely to be a huge cost to fix, the vandals' actions were "senseless", Harker said. 

"These guys have just mowed over these plants. It's senseless vandalism."

The signage was also new, he said. 

Harker expected the culprits would be young. 

Vandalism was a prevalent problem at new developments cropping up in Canterbury. This incident was another example of why developers and contractors needed to take security precautions such as locking up equipment and diesel and employing security guards, he said. 

"It's so preventable."

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content