Vandals strike 2 businesses on Marco Island

Two business owners on Marco Island are shocked and left with repairs after vandals struck this week.

They feel lucky nothing was stolen, but the general manager at Your CBD Store said the door will stay boarded up for a while because of a supply shortage. On top of that, it’s going to cost a thousand dollars to fix.

Your CBD Store wasn’t the only business hit, so now the question is: who’s targeting them?

Surveillance video from Your CBD Store on North Collier Boulevard shows what appears to be two teenagers breaking in early Tuesday.

“What are these kids doing on Marco Island? Like, go back to school!” said Stacy Bull, general manager.

When she got to work Tuesday, she found the door shattered and glass everywhere. She recorded a video, expressing outrage over the incident in which someone smashed through the glass with a rock.

“That’s not a rock, that’s a freaking boulder! How do you even throw that and why would you do that to our store?”

She believes it was intentional.

“I mean, who does that – on Marco Island!”

Next door at ReMax, employee Angel DiFazio wondered if those same vandals hit his business, too. He found their back doorknob smashed off and on the ground Tuesday.

“Shame on whoever did this. For real, shame on them. I hope their hands fall off. It’s a terrible thing,” DiFazio said.

“This is a great place to live, so these types of actions are disturbing to all of us. They’re violating, you know?”

A third business was hit early Tuesday, but this time up the road in Golden Gate Estates. Surveillance video shows two people breaking into the A1A Liquor Store. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said the pair made off with nearly $600 in liquor.

Bull hopes everyone involved in these crimes is caught.

“Everybody else, small business owners or just residents of Marco Island, they also want these kids to be caught, too, because they don’t want this ever to happen again.”

CCSO said detectives are looking into whether the liquor store robbery and the break-in at Your CBD Store are somehow connected.

Reporter:Rachel Cox-Rosen
Writer:Jackie Winchester
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