Shoalhaven City Council is calling for community assistance following the vandalism of a new CCTV camera recently placed in the vicinity of the Bomaderry Hotel overnight.
The CCTV camera, which had only finished being installed yesterday, was damaged by an individual at 10.34pm on Thursday evening.
Council have reported the incident to the Police who will be provided with the camera’s CCTV footage as part of their investigation.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was calling on any residents that may have information about the vandalism to get in contact with the Nowra Police.
“The use of CCTV cameras has proven to be a very capable tool used in both identifying and deterring perpetrators of crime,” said Clr Gash.
“It is extremely disappointing to see a community member choosing to vandalise the CCTV camera at Bomaderry even more so considering work on the installation was only completed yesterday.
“Luckily the cameras had been turned on late yesterday as part of the final testing phase meaning Council is able to make footage of the vandalism available to the Police.”
“Council is determined to catch the person responsible for this action and we are calling for anyone that may have information on this act to please get in contact with the Police.”
The Mayor said funding for the cameras came from a Federal government grant to install CCTV at Bomaderry, Sanctuary Point and East Nowra.
Work will begin on the installation of cameras at Sanctuary Point and East Nowra in the coming days.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170