A vandal caused $2,000 in damage Wednesday by throwing rocks through front windows of The Grand Cinema in Tacoma, police said Thursday.
A clerk at the theater called police about 11:30 p.m. about the damage.
Witnesses told police a man on a bicycle had ridden up, thrown three rocks and pedaled east. No description of the cyclist was available Thursday.
Executive director Philip Cowan said the Grands business hours wouldnt be affected.
He said he doesnt remember any vandalism or break-ins at the theater, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., in the six years hes worked there.
Theres not much you can do for somebody just doing a random dumb thing, he said. The biggest thing is that its a crime on property, so were very happy that nobody was injured or even threatened of being injured.
There were two burglaries nearby in late December, but police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said they dont appear related to Wednesdays vandalism.
Money was taken Dec. 27 from the register of Kings Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., after someone smashed the window in the door of an adjoining business and entered both shops.
Cash also went missing after a break-in Dec. 23 at the Amo Cat Cafe, 625 St. Helens Ave.
Everyone in the area, business owners and non-business owners, just needs to be aware that its happening so that if something suspicious is happening, its called in, Kings Books owner sweet pea Flaherty said of the vandalism and break-ins.
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