POLICE are investigating several attacks by vandals on Saint Mark’s Anglican Church, Dromana which caused significant damage to the church’s interior, destroyed historic stained-glass windows and smashed a keyboard.
In the first incident in early May, a full bottle was thrown at a window from outside the building. One week later 10 bottles of red paint were splashed around the back of the church and more windows broken.
In the latest incident, which occurred overnight between 25 and 26 May, an offender kicked in a glass panel door to enter the building and before destroying all six stained-glass windows of the 1893 church. The electronic keyboard was also damaged with a heavy object.
The repair bill is expected to be thousands of dollars.
It is believed several other Anglican and Presbyterian churches in Mornington, Dromana and Rosebud have also been vandalised in recent weeks.
Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.