Worthing estate agent’s windows smashed in hammer attack

Photo from inside Easylet of some of the damage caused
Photo from inside Easylet of some of the damage caused

Vandals smashed an estate agent’s windows with a hammer a day after they were replaced from a similar attack.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused when six windows and a car windscreen at Easylet, in South Street, Tarring, were shattered.

Police believe the attack – the second in less than two weeks at the estate agent – was planned and “personal”.

They told Easylet the damage would have been caused by a heavy hammer and “significant force”.

The damage forced Easylet to close for the day while windows were replaced and glass was cleared from the shop floor.

It also meant 12 appointments for the day had to be cancelled, inconveniencing a number of people who had planned to see different properties that day.

PC John Percival, of Adur and Worthing Neighbourhood Response team, said: “These incidents are obviously very distressing for the staff at the shop and police are investigating the reasons behind these attacks on the letting agent. We are considering that these incidents may be targeted and would appeal for information regarding who may have carried these out or anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 164 of 22/11 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For the full story, read the Worthing Herald on Thursday, November 29.