Red Bank businesses report shattered windows to police
Red Bank Police Chief Dan Seymour says someone may have used a sling shot to break windows at two businesses on Dayton Boulevard.
Vintage and More's co-owner, Deborah Baldridge, says she closed up shop at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The next morning she found a hole in her store’s front window.
This is not the first time the store has reported damage.
“It's just a matter of security. It's scary,” Baldridge said. “It's gonna impact our business for the next probably week. We have to get the window's boarded up, We have to get the insurance people out here, get the window fixes. It's a major inconvenience.”
The same thing happened three miles away at 1748 Dayton Blvd.
According to the police report, a Verizon employee was getting ready to clean the store when he noticed their front window was shattered. It happened a few hours after Baldridge says her store was hit.
When Channel 3 spoke with Baldridge Monday morning, she says police told her the window was shot out by a gun.
“It's disturbing to think about someone driving down Dayton Boulevard with a gun in the middle of the night,” Baldridge told Channel 3.
But Chief Seymour confirmed that is not the case. He sent the following statement via email:
“There were 2 businesses that reported damage to their windows. There was no indication that a firearm/bullet caused any of the damage, but likely something else such as a sling shot or other device/object.”
Baldridge says she is considering hiring security. In the meantime, she has a message for whoever is responsible.
“You need to find something else to do with your life besides tearing up other people's property. That's just not right.”
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