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Vandals use paint to ruin new North Vancouver home

Last Updated Aug 17, 2016 at 11:28 am PDT

Vandals throw paint all over a North Vancouver home that's under construction. (Courtesy North Vancouver RCMP)

The damage is estimated at over $80,000

The home was one week from being finished

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A home in North Vancouver won’t be move-in ready as soon as the owners were hoping after police say vandals poured over 15 cans of paint throughout it. There is extensive damage after the paint was dumped over appliances, counters, hardwood floors, toilets, in the fridge, on the walls and on the carpeted stairs.

North Vancouver home doused in paint (Aug. 17th/16)

Yesterday, the contractor of the home on Mackay Avenue got to work and was surprised after realizing culprits had broken in overnight. The home was a week away from being moved into and the builder thinks the damage is well over $80,000.

“This appears to be a break and enter with intentional malicious willful damage displaying a total disregard for someone’s personal property,” says Corporal Richard De Jong. “Someone out there will have paint on themselves from throwing that much paint around and likely will be boasting about their criminal behaviour to someone.

North Vancouver home painted by vandals (Aug. 17th/16)

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call North Vancouver RCMP at 604.985.1311 or CrimeStoppers at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), referencing police file # 2016-21047.