A food truck operated by Songhees First Nation went out of service on Thursday night following suspected vandalism in Inner Harbor in downtown Victoria. (Facebook / Songhees event and catering)
Destroyed Songhees food truck in downtown Victoria
Passenger window smashed, artwork attached to one side of the vehicle
Songhees Nation chief Ron Sam was shocked to learn that one of the windows of the nation’s food truck had been smashed sometime Thursday in downtown Victoria.
Songhees’ Seafood and Steam employees called Sam to inform him of the incident when they arrived at Ship Point in Inner Harbor an hour before their food truck opened on Friday morning.
“Not only did they smash the passenger window, they also scraped off the artwork on one side of the vehicle,” Sam said. “It’s pretty annoying.”
Sam believes a picnic table was used to smash the window as it was discovered near the broken window.
According to the Songhees boss, the food truck has never been destroyed in its almost three years of operation. He said the staff will be temporarily unemployed while they try to replace the broken window and mend the damage.
The food truck owners have filed a report with the Victoria Police Department and are hoping to reopen by the end of August.
“I think that was a random act of vandalism,” said Sam. “We are open to speaking to the person who did this to take responsibility.”
Sam asks nearby Inner Harbor businesses to check their security footage for any suspects involved.
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