CCTV has caught the horrifying moment two men smashed a family’s car as it was parked in their driveway – after a string of intimidating other attacks on their home.
The footage from the Rayfield family’s home at Bargara near Bundaberg in Queensland, shows the two men dressed in black with their faces covered as they approached the home while yelling before laying into the car.
One of the men used a baseball bat and the other a fire pick in the violent attack on the car, denting panels and smashing windscreens before quickly running away.
The family were sitting in their loungeroom when they heard the commotion outside.
Two masked men dressed in all black have been captured on CCTV smashing a family’s car in their driveway with a baseball bat and fire pick in Bargara, near Bundaberg in Queensland
The family claim that they find themselves waiting for the next attack on their home.
Jamie-Lee Rayfield, the mother of the family, said they’ve been targeted by nearby youth in recent months.
‘I came home from the school run at three o’clock one time … [and] a rum bottle had been smashed through the rear windscreen,’ she told 7News.
Another incident unfolded when Ms Rayfield had bottles thrown at her while she was installing the security camera.
She claims that police arrested five people on the front lawn only for them to be released, and that the home was ‘terrorised’ four times on Christmas Eve.
‘I think the worst thing is when they did smash the door. Because it was like, it was so unexpected, we didn’t think it was going to happen,’ Ms Rayfield’s daughter Tiarna said.
‘We thought that they were actually going to … come into our house as well, but they didn’t. They just ran afterwards.’
Tiarna said the violence ‘just keeps going and going on’, and is convinced the family will be targeted again.
The Rayfield family were sitting in their living room at the time of the incident, and claim they have recently been ‘terrorised’ by a group of youths including four incidents on Christmas eve
Queensland police have been forced to create a new youth crime taskforce in order to combat the wave of crimes in the state.
The new taskforce’s commander and the state’s acting assistant commissioner, George Marchesin, stated that the taskforce will aim to stop reoffenders who make up a large proportion of youth crime.
‘What we know about young people is that there are many complex issues that underlie [offending],’ he told the media.
‘Keeping children in detention is not the end solution, we need to look at how we break that cycle of reoffending.’
Queensland police confirmed they have received a complaint of wilful damage in relation to the CCTV footage.
‘Violence and threatening behaviour as depicted in the video is treated seriously by police and an investigation is underway,’ a spokesperson for Queensland Police said.
‘As this is an on-going investigation we are unable to comment further.’
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