Children destroy new home

TWO young boys under the age of 10 caused around $30,000 worth of damage to a brand new house in Korumburra.

The children smashed almost every window of the Riflebutts Road house using bricks, and entered the house and destroyed the carpet and plaster on Saturday at 4.15pm.

Neighbours heard windows smashing before calling police, who caught the offenders in action.

Home owners Bianca and Jack Sykes received a phone call from the police half an hour before their wedding ceremony on Saturday.

The home was only recently finished and was to be handed over to the newly wedded couple who are moving to Korumburra from Mornington on Thursday.

The builder’s insurance company will be left to cover the damage costs given the children are underage and unable to pay the cost.

“We’re all really devastated. We were due to move in on Thursday,” Mrs Sykes said.

“Jack received a call half an hour before our wedding; we were all over the place.

“It’s our first home and we worked really hard to build it and it’s just been ripped out from under us.

“Our three year old son is very upset and confused; he doesn’t understand what has happened.”

Builders were at the house early yesterday (Monday) morning to secure the site to prevent any further damage.

“The builder is devastated. He said it has never happened to him and that he is heartbroken for us,” Mrs Sykes said.

“He said he will do all he can to repair it.”

Korumburra Police said they are unable to act further because the children are underage.

Reckless behaviour: two children caused around $30,000 worth of damage to a newly built Korumburra home on Saturday.

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