BALSTON Street resident Ashleigh Goodsell is the latest victim after a string of malicious car damage cases in Lavington.
Miss Goodsell’s Nissan was parked outside her family’s home on Tuesday night and had all four windows smashed.
The culprits tried to hot wire the 1991 model Pintara, before trashing it and taking a few CDs.
“I’m very angry with them, really I think they’re scum,” Miss Goodsell said.
“It’s disrespectful, I don’t care who they think they are they can’t just run around smashing everyone’s cars.
“It’s not right.
“You should be able to park your car out the front of your house and feel safe doing it, this is just wrong.”
The bonnet was up, jumper leads strewn across the back seat and a panel under the steering wheel was removed.
“It’s obvious they’ve tried to steal it, they’ve ripped it apart, I can’t even get the ignition to work,” Miss Goodsell said.
Miss Goodsell bought the car when she was 18, and struggled to pay it off on her apprentice wage at the time.
“It’s upsetting because I work full-time, it’s an old car but it’s my first car and it’s all I’ve got at the moment.”
Now 21 she faces the prospect of walking to work every day.
“It’s only got third party insurance so that doesn’t cover any of this,” Miss Goodsell said.
“I don’t know how much it’s going to cost to fix so I don’t know if I’ll have a car for while.
“I’ll have to walk, most likely, that’s all right I guess, as long as it doesn’t rain I’ll be fine.”
She said her parents heard people in the street at 3am yesterday morning.
“You often see kids ranging from 11 to 20 just walking around, I mean that’s weeknights too, what are they doing?” Miss Goodsell said.
Albury police say another car window was smashed at 1am yesterday morning, in Kooba Street North Albury.
Insp Richard Harvey, of Albury police, said it was rare for one broken window, let alone two.
“It’s unusual to get one in a night,” Insp Harvey said.
“Two in a night is bad. We’re disappointed with the increase,” he said.
“People need to secure their cars, if possible inside garages.”
He urged anyone with information to contact Albury police on (02) 6023 9299.