North Pocono Storage Facilities Suffer Extreme Vandalism

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Vandals set fire to one North Pocono, Pa., self-storage facility early this week and severely damaged another. The first was left in ruins and the other will require thousands of dollars in repairs, reported The Times-Tribune.

On Sunday morning, ruffians set storage units and two vehicles ablaze at an Allstore facility. Thirty of the 34 units were destroyed, and the remaining four suffered smoke damage, said facility owner Lawrence Hartpence. He claimed he will have to rebuild the buildings from the ground up.

On Monday morning, David Durkovic, owner of Mt. Cobb Self Storage, found twelve of his 110 units trashed. The doors had been ripped off by a forklift. In addition, the shop door had been broken, and oil, empty gas cans and gas caps were scattered about the property. The owner's daughter, Amy Wallace, said she thought the vandals were attempting to set fire to the site.

Less then two weeks ago, 28 unit locks were found broken at the Cobb facility. Nothing was stolen during either incident, though damage for both occurences is estimated at $25,000. The owner is offering a reward to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest.

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