TEENS GONE WILD: Teenage party rejects smash cafe

 

CCTV surveillance has captured the moment a youth smashed the window of a Cairns cafe overnight - and the owners already have an idea who it was.

The Palms Cairns owner Jacqui Barber received an unwanted Christmas present when she turned up to work at the Aeroglen coffee shop and homewares store this morning.

CCTV footage of youths hanging out at the front of The Palms Cairns cafe at Aeroglen, which had its front window smashed overnight. PICTURE: SUPPLIED
CCTV footage of youths hanging out at the front of The Palms Cairns cafe at Aeroglen, which had its front window smashed overnight. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

The front window was a spider web of cracks with video surveillance showing a group of one male youth and three young women hanging outside the business about 12.50am.

Ms Barber said it appeared the young man had smashed the window.

Vandals have smashed the front window of The Palms Cairns cafe at Aeroglen. PICTURE: SUPPLIED
Vandals have smashed the front window of The Palms Cairns cafe at Aeroglen. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

"Apparently there was a party somewhere in Aeroglen and they were not welcome there," she said.

"Obviously they've found themselves as a group in front of my business."

Ms Barber said the community response had been astounding after she went to social media to post about the vandalism.

CCTV footage of youths hanging out at the front of The Palms Cairns cafe at Aeroglen, which had its front window smashed overnight. PICTURE: SUPPLIED
CCTV footage of youths hanging out at the front of The Palms Cairns cafe at Aeroglen, which had its front window smashed overnight. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

"We have already had a really good response from that post, which just shows what a lovely community we have here," she said.

"We've been given two names already and we need to report those to police."

She expected to be slugged with a $1000 bill to fix the damage.

CCTV footage of youths hanging out at the front of The Palms Cairns cafe at Aeroglen, which had its front window smashed overnight. PICTURE: SUPPLIED
CCTV footage of youths hanging out at the front of The Palms Cairns cafe at Aeroglen, which had its front window smashed overnight. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

"The call-out fee will be at least $200," she said.

"It's just a sad present to get on the first day back from Christmas."

A Queensland Police spokesman said the investigation was ongoing.


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