The Vancouver Police Department says they’re investigating a series of vandalism incidents on the city’s west side, including one incident that left a glazing company’s business destroyed.
A man who identified himself as the owner of the firm’s building in the area said on Tuesday that a man broke into the business in the early morning hours of Sunday and damaged several glass panels.
“I’m very concerned about these events,” said Sgt. Brian Woods.
“It’s a matter of concern for us.”
“We believe that there’s someone involved in this and we need to investigate,” said Woods.
Woods said police are trying to determine the identity of the person who has damaged several businesses in the neighbourhood, but he added they have not yet made arrests.
Earlier this month, the city unveiled a new anti-venom strategy aimed at preventing future vandalism.
It calls for increased security measures at buildings, including sprinklers and security cameras, and better signage.
Vandals have also targeted businesses on the east side of the city, including in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and on Burrard Inlet.
In January, the BCUC reported an increase in incidents involving anti-viagra flyers, which were handed out at the height of the pandemic.