Terrace Mounties say vandalism at a downtown business will cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair.
RCMP say someone gained access to the multi-business building at the corner of Lazelle Avenue and Emerson Street Friday.
The culprit plugged second-floor sinks and toilets with toilet paper and then turned on the taps which ran for over 12 hours. There was extensive water damage to adjacent offices on the second floor and in the businesses below.
Constable Angela Rabut with the Terrace RCMP says the vandal may have gained access to the building during regular hours and then hid when the offices were closed.
“The private businesses and government business in that building not only suffered general flooding damage, some important data and personal pictures were also lost due to the flooding. The people running and working in these businesses are part of our community. Incidents like this hurt financially and violate a person’s sense of security,” says Rabut, Community Policing/Media Relations Terrace RCMP.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Terrace detachment or Crime Stoppers.