POLICE are appealing for community help after a vandal threw paint at houses, cars and even the city's iconic Gold Panner overnight Monday.
Inspector Gerard Powell, from Chifley Police District confirmed police had received several reports of paint being thrown at locations across the city in the early hours of Monday morning.
"There was a report at Slim Street in West Bathurst at about 3.50am, another one at Griffin Place where it looks like eggs filled with paint were thrown at a house and cars and another one on the highway at Kelso," he said.
Inspector Powell said it appears the paint thrown was water based, and in most cases easily removable, but said police would like to hear from anyone who may have saw the incidents, or anyone in nearby houses who may have CCTV outside their homes and be able to assist police with their inquiries.
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Taylor Black's house and car were among those targeted. She said she and her partner were woken at about 4am after what they thought was an egg hit their front window.
They didn't think anything more of it until they got up a few hours later and found their Landcruiser, which was parked in the drive way covered in blue paint, paint on their second car, (also in the driveway), and a bright pink paint splash on the front window of their house.
She said when she looked around there was egg shell on the ground, with paint all over it.
Ms Black said they were more worried about the Landcruiser, which is virtually brand new.
"We've only had a it a few weeks, we went straight through the car wash to get it off, luckily most of it has come off," she said.
She said she put what happened on social media, and found other people had had it happen to them over night as well.
"I called the police and they came over, it looks like they've also had a few more calls."
While the vandalism is more a nuisance factor, Ms Black said its unfair people can't leave their car in a driveway without someone damaging it.
"The Landcruiser is an $80,000 car and we've only had it a few weeks," she said.
"I'm just glad we got it off, luckily it was a frosty morning and the car was wet, so the blue paint didn't dry on it" she said.
Ian Zuman, manager of the Gold Panner Motor Inn, said he noticed something amiss with the giant gold panner out the front of the motel while doing the morning school run.
"I noticed his face was blue and by the time I returned the police were already here, and had mentioned there had been a few others" he said.
Mr Zuman said the maintenance staff managed to get the blue paint off the Gold Panner with water.
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