Man who just wanted a pie does $28,000 damage

Bli Bli shops were the target of a rock attack overnight.
Bli Bli shops were the target of a rock attack overnight. Janine Hill

UPDATE: A newsagent involved in the Bli Bli rock attack says the incident was all over a pie.

Suncoast Stationery manager Sue Stephens said she believed the offender was trying to buy some pies from Caltex but failed in doing so.

It's alleged the man then started smashing shop windows one by one with a brick.

"As far as I'm aware he tried to buy some pies but didn't have any money," she said.

"Most of the shops here have been smashed. The sushi shop was the worst and the pizza shop was smashed around.

"I think he got his pie in the end."

It was estimated the value of the damage was about $28,000.

Despite the attack Ms Stephens said Bli Bli was a pretty safe place to work.

"It's just one of those freak things I guess. We've been here seven years."

She said businesses were in the process of cleaning up the glass and hoped it would be business as usual today.

Police have confirmed a man has been charged and will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court this morning.

EARLIER: Nine Bli Bli businesses arrived at work this morning to find their shop fronts had been the target of a rock attack.

A police spokesman confirmed about 9.45pm last night nine shops on David Low Way were targeted with 25 windows smashed in total.

A bottle shop, several take-away food outlets, a newsagency, gift shop and service station were the target of the attacks.

Police have confirmed a 22-year-old Coolum Beach man is assisting with inquiries however no charges have been laid at this stage.


Topics:  bli bli coolum crime police

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