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SuperValu 'extremely disappointed' as vandals 'significantly damage' three delivery vans


SuperValu (stock image)

SuperValu (stock image)

SuperValu (stock image)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after three supermarket delivery vans suffered “significant damage” in Dublin.

Three Supervalu delivery vans had their windscreens smashed between the hours of 3am and 5am this morning while parked outside of the supermarket in Ballinteer Dublin 16.

Gardaí stated that “significant damage” was caused to the vehicles and while nothing was taken from the vans, have appealed for road users with dash cam footage or witnesses.

“Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or anyone with information to come forward, particularly any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area between 3am and 5am to make this footage available to Gardaí,” said a spokesperson.

Supervalu said it was “extremely disappointed” to have their vehicles vandalised, particularly during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

“It is extremely disappointing as this act of vandalism has affected our delivery service at a time when the community depends on us,” a spokesperson told Independent.ie.

“The incident is being investigated by An Garda Síochána and we apologise for any inconvenience that this has caused customers.”

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has condemned the incident, which took place in her constituency.

“This is a disgrace, particularly at this time when so many people, the elderly in particular, are dependent on deliveries.”

“I would appeal to anybody who witnesses incidents of lawlessness in their community to report it to the Gardai immediately,” she said.

No arrests have been made and gardai are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01 666 5600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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