LAVINGTON residents are living in fear as a gang of youths stalk the streets at night, smashing car windows and grabbing what they can.
Residents say the normally quiet end of Sutherland Street has been under attack for the past two months.
Michelle Wayenberg watched a young boy attempt to break into her family car.
“We had the blind open and were watching TV, my husband confronted him and he said he’d lost his dog and then ran off,” Mrs Wayenberg said.
She called the police who came the next morning.
Mrs Wayenberg is scared to answer the door after another youth knocked asking to borrow a torch.
She believes he was “scoping out” to see whether anyone was home.
“It makes me very scared, especially because I’ve got three kids at home,” Mrs Wayenberg said.
“Whenever my husband goes to work I think ‘oh please don’t come and knock on the door’.”
Matt Blight moved in last week and has already been hit.
The moving van he left parked in the street had its driver side window smashed.
A replacement window cost Mr Blight $500, and the offenders got away with nothing.
“It’s just an expensive exercise, in the end, it would have been cheaper to get removalists,” Mr Blight said.