Curry in a Hurry restaurant

Vandals targeting downtown restaurant

A recent act of vandalism has one Lake Cowichan business owner fed up and hopeful that members of

A recent act of vandalism has one Lake Cowichan business owner fed up and hopeful that members of the public will come forward with information about who has been targeting her restaurant.

On the morning of March 26, Ahamida Segee, owner of Curry in a Hurry on South Shore Road, discovered two holes in the restaurant’s front window. There was also a dirt-like substance smeared around the stairwell and entrance, and the word “RAT” scrawled on the wall.

“I was bawling my face off,” said Segee.

“My daughter was scared, everybody was scared. We thought this is insane. Who would do this and why?”

Segee said this is not the first time the business has experienced vandalism. Twice this year it has been egged and hit with graffiti.

She said the bullets or projectiles used to break the glass have not been recovered.

Segee said she doesn’t want to publicly speculate on who might do such a thing.

“They obviously don’t know what it’s like to build a business,” she said. “If anybody has any information… please make an anonymous tip or something.”

RCMP Sgt. Wes Olsen confirmed the incident was reported and an investigation is ongoing.

“We’ve had three complaints of mischief to that particular business since January and police are investigating why this one particular business is the subject of repeated mischief,” he said.

“If the public does have any information that could lead police to identifying the person or persons responsible by all means give us a call. Or make an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.”