UPDATE: Vandalized bus shelters will cost taxpayers roughly $15,000
WATCH ABOVE: The investigation continues into the vandalism of 29 bus shelters in southwest Edmonton. Vinesh Pratap reports.
EDMONTON – Global News has learned how much it will cost to repair dozens of bus shelters that were vandalized over the weekend.
City crews spent the long weekend cleaning up the damage along a stretch of Rabbit Hill Road.
“It’s rare to get large sprees like this,” said Quinn Nicholson with the City of Edmonton.
The city’s priority is now on restoring the 51 panes that were smashed on 29 bus shelters.
“Service, parts and labour – it’s about $300 per pane,” he added. “So, multiply that …you get about $15,000.”
“It’s unfortunate. I mean, the vandalism affects taxpayers.”
Police are investigating. But so far, there are no suspects.
“They do believe that the bus shelters were shot at with a BB-style gun,” said Edmonton Police spokesperson, Patrycia Thenu. “And that it most likely occurred from a vehicle that was driving by.”
Residents took to social media on Sunday to voice their concerns and frustrations.
— Carmen V (@cvogz) August 3, 2014
— Cst. Jerrid Maze (@CstMaze) August 3, 2014
— Don Ellis (@Don_COi) August 3, 2014
According to the city, about two shelters every three days are targeted by vandals.
© 2014 Shaw Media