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Police: Kids caused $42K worth of damage to Fayetteville shopping center

Posted May 25
Updated May 26

Fayetteville police are searching for two adolescents accused of causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to a shopping center.

— Police said Friday that they have identified two adolescents accused of causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to a shopping center.

The two boys were caught on security video walking behind the Bordeaux Shopping Center in the 1800 block of Owen Drive at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

They gained access to the roof of the building and destroyed several HVAC systems, refrigeration systems, CO2 tanks and breaker boxes, police said.

The total damage is estimated to be more than $42,000 police said.

Anybody with information about the case is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-237-9388 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • Anna Temple May 26, 2:24 p.m.
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    Sounds like it would have been better if they just assaulted someone that annoyed them instead. Got their frustrations out and maybe elected to the legislature in gop country when they get older

  • Wayne Hill May 26, 9:45 a.m.
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    Good point Robert. I am sure the shopping center could use some good clean-up help. Don't put them on probation, make them pay court fees or fine them. Be creative and make them pay back the ones they harmed through hard work. We need to do more of that. The taxpayer has to pay for the administration of probation and the collection of court fees. While the person harmed has to spend more time and money by going through civil litigation.

  • Robert Swiger Sr. May 26, 8:01 a.m.
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    They should have to work off at hard labor after school and weekends the entire amount.

  • Maureen Mercer May 26, 6:23 a.m.
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    There parents will be paying for their mischief when they are caught. Pity they did not find a nondestructive way to vent their energies.