Police are appealing for community help after a vandal threw paint at houses, cars and even the iconic Gold Panner overnight Monday in Bathurst.
Inspector Gerard Powell, from Chifley Police District confirmed police had received several reports of paint being thrown at locations across the city in the early hours of Monday morning.
"There was a report at Slim Street in West Bathurst at about 3.50am, another one at Griffin Place where it looks like eggs filled with paint were thrown at a house and cars and another one on the highway at Kelso," he said.
Inspector Powell said it appears the paint thrown was water based, and in most cases easily removable, but said police would like to hear from anyone who may have saw the incidents, or anyone in nearby houses who may have CCTV outside their homes and be able to assist police with their inquiries.
Ian Zuman, manager of the Gold Panner Motor Inn, said he noticed something amiss with the giant gold panner out the front of the motel while doing the morning school run.
"I noticed his face was blue and by the time I returned the police were already here, and had mentioned there had been a few others" he said.
Mr Zuman said the maintenance staff managed to get the blue paint off the Gold Panner with water.
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