Three Billings businesses hit by vandals

(Vandals smashed the windows of three businesses at Broadwater Square. Paul Scheie Photo)

BILLINGS – Three Billings businesses were hit by vandals overnight.

The businesses are all in the Broadwater Square complex off of 9th Street West. Two were optometrists, the other a chiropractor.

Paul Scheie, the owner of Clear Vision Optical, said his front windows were smashed in, but nothing was stolen. He said the same was true for the other two businesses.

Full glass doors were broken and three full windows were smashed, one at each of the businesses. Damage to the interiors of the business was minimal, and nothing inside was taken or obviously damaged.

Scheie said he initially heard about the vandalism when the police called him early Tuesday morning. Officers told him they were able to find blood evidence left on the broken glass of the neighboring business.

By 11 a.m. Tuesday, most of the glass was cleared and new windows were installed.

The cost estimate for the damage was not immediately available.

Reporting by Samantha Harrelson for MTN News