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Antique shop in SE Portland offering reward for arrest of vandals

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Sometime Thursday night vandals hit the same southeast Portland business for the third time in a month.

They used a pellet gun to shoot out two more large display windows at Monticello Antique Marketplace on Stark Street, bringing the total to nine.

"I woke up this morning furious because it's still happening," said owner Kelli Riedman.

Riedman doesn't know who is doing it or why, but she desperately wants it to stop. 

"The employee that opens my café called me and said, 'Kelli, there are two more windows out.'"

Riedman discovered the latest damage Friday morning. Over the last month she says vandals have shot out nine of her front display windows. Each window costs $400 to replace.

She hopes insurance will cover the $3,600 loss, but she still expects she will have to pay some of the bill.

"That affects employee bonuses and wages, as well as the bottom line for the end of the year," said Riedman.

The same thing happened around the holidays four years ago when vandals shot out about 14 to 17 display windows. She isn't sure if the same vandals are behind this year's spree.

Riedman is now offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest. She's asking for the public's help to find the vandals.

"I've had customers come in very supportive," said Riedman. "It's affordable here. It's good for the neighborhood. It's a lose-lose all the way around."

Riedman says she plans to install security cameras around her business and she'll be working with police to hopefully keep the vandals from coming back. 

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