VIDEO: Enough's enough: business owner furious after store vandalised for fifth time

FED UP: Carpet Court's owner-manager Craig Buckley (centre) with employees Rod McEvoy and Dane Parker. Mr Buckley says he'll prosecute vandals responsible for repeated attacks on his store. Photo: JUDE KEOGH.

FED UP: Carpet Court's owner-manager Craig Buckley (centre) with employees Rod McEvoy and Dane Parker. Mr Buckley says he'll prosecute vandals responsible for repeated attacks on his store. Photo: JUDE KEOGH.

BUSINESS owner Craig Buckley has had enough of being targeted by vandals and is striking back.

Mr Buckley's business Buckley's Carpet Court has been attacked by groups of vandals five times since Christmas, so he's decided to post CCTV footage of the incidents at his Barrett Court store, on Facebook.

Mr Buckley's footage has proved an online hit, having been re-posted on countless other Facebook pages in the past 24 hours.

On his Facebook page Mr Buckley urges people to share his footage: "I really want to find these grubs ... If you recognise anyone please inbox me their names".

The high-grade footage shows teenagers in groups of two to six people attacking the shop front of the business using a range of items.

While only a carpet sample has been stolen during the incidents, Mr Buckley has spent thousands of dollars on additional security and repairs.

One lot of footage, captured at around 9.30pm on Saturday, June 14, shows a masked teen using a shovel to damage the shop front of the business while his accomplice films the incident on his phone.

"I don't know why they would do this, they must be bored," Mr Buckley said.

Mr Buckley said police are investigating the vandalism but are yet to make an arrest.

"I just want this to stop, I've already had a few private (inbox) messages about who they might be," he said.

"I'm really angry about having to replace the glass every time, and I've had to pay $3,500 to get Crimsafe mesh.

"There's a pain-in-the bum factor with this, every time it happens I have to come in and board it up ... I've now ordered a roller door."

Mr Buckley doesn't think he's been targeted for any reason other than that there's several "escape exits" near his store.

"There are six options on where they can run," he said.

Mr Buckley said he thinks the vandals are around 15 or 16 years old but regardless of their ages, he's keen for them to be charged over their actions.

tracey.prisk@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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