Police round up spray painters

Police in Tišnov near Brno, in Moravia, have caught a group of six boys responsible for an estimated 50,000 crowns worth of damages caused by spray painting over the last three months. The group painted graffiti at more than 50 sites. Police spokesman Bohumil Malášek told the ČTK news agency that rounding up the six was a success on the part of police, who are only ever rarely able to apprehend vandals. The Brno area has seen a noted rise in vandalism - a development noted by local town halls. Sites hit by the group included garages, elementary schools, bus stops and even a local observatory.

Author: Jan Velinger