A SUPERMARKET in Dublin has been left without a fleet of essential delivery vans after vandals needlessly damaged the vehicles overnight.
Three vans, which were being used to delivery essential groceries to those required to stay indoors during the coronavirus lockdown, are now in need of crucial repairs after the wanton act of destruction.
Gardaí have launched an investigation into the incident, which occurred outside a supermarket in Ballinter, Dublin some time between the hours of 3am and 5am on Tuesday, March 31.
Three vans, which were parked outside the SuperValu supermarket, suffered significant damage.
Video footage posted to Twitter showcased the extent of the damage, which the windscreens of each of the vehicles smashed and now in need of urgent repair.
Looks like these grocery delivery vans were damaged overnight in an apparent act of vandalism at SuperValu Ballinteer. Absolutely disgraceful, particularly at this time with so many people dependent on deliveries #Covid19 @gardainfo @ballinteernews @Dundrum_info pic.twitter.com/iOZS79tlHO
— ⚖️Josepha ⚡️STAY HOME⚡️Madigan (@josephamadigan) March 31, 2020
Gardaí have confirmed that nothing was taken from the three damaged vans.
A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or anyone with information to come forward, particularly any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area between 3am and 5am to make this footage available to gardaí.
“No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01 666 5600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.”
Local TD Josepha Madigan was among those to condemn the actions of the as-yet-unidentified vandals.
"Absolutely disgraceful, particularly at this time with so many people dependent on deliveries,” she said.