Local business asks for help after vandal shatters windows a third time

People at an Albuquerque business say they’ve been hit by a rock-throwing vandal three times, and they’ve had enough.

They say they reached out to police for help with no luck. Now, they’re hoping one of KRQE News 13’s viewers can identify the window-breaking vandal.

“It’s just a shame that that stuff is happening in our city and people are doing vandalism,” said Chris Dziak, business owner.

An e-commerce shipping business near the intersection of Carlisle and Montgomery, has become the target of the same vandal three times in the last month. Most recently, they were hit Monday night.

“I came out and I found a broken window and we looked at our security footage,” Dziak said. “It turns out that it was the same guy that broke our windows a couple weeks back, and even broke our windows even again a week before that.”

The man wearing a black hat and black jacket was caught on camera for the first time on Dec. 14.

Using rocks from the landscaping, he shattered ten different windows causing more than $2,500 in damage.

“The second time we had fewer windows broken so it was a lot less expensive,” Dziak said. “But now, we’re going to have to replace another window. So in total, we’re looking at several thousands of dollars of broken windows.”

It’s an act of vandalism that has the neighborhood ticked off.

“That’s crazy,” said Jaime Spencer of Albuquerque. “I mean if they keep doing that maybe they should have security here or something.”

“It’s not right especially living in a community where you think you can trust people,” said Julius Martinez. “It’s kind of sad that something like this could happen in an area where a lot of businesses, even homes, are at too.”

The crime has become such a nuisance that the building’s owners are turning to the community for help.

“Because police have not been able to capture him, maybe the community can do some justice,” Dziak said.

The business owner says he has no idea who the man is or why he might be targeting their building. If you have any information on the vandal, contact Crime Stoppers.

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