PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Surveillance video caught vandals on camera last week after hitting several northeast Portland businesses with graffiti, even marking a nearby school, according to police.
The video from Pip’s Original Doughnuts on Fremont, one of businesses hit by the vandals, shows two people marking the buildings last Thursday.
FOX 12 visited the area Tuesday and saw vandalism on at least three storefronts, along with Beaumont Middle School.
Pip’s Original Doughnuts posted pictures of the vandals to their Facebook page, hoping someone can help identify them.
Businesses in the area say this isn’t the first time they’ve had to deal with these kinds of issues.
“I have been broken into,” Deborah Field, Paper Jam owner, said. “I’ve had a problem neighbor that was hard to deal with. And had a little bit of graffiti…”.
Field lives and works in the area, and though Paper Jam, her store, wasn’t hit this time, she says it has been hit in the past.
“In general, it’s been a pretty safe neighborhood,” Field said. “But, things are changing in Portland. And with change comes sometimes things that are not so great.”
So, when Field saw her neighbors were dealing with vandalism again, she says she wasn’t surprised.
“Not really,” Field said. “Not really. See, you get kind of conditioned to all that stuff … it makes you start to feel like, ‘am I safe here?’”
In a Facebook post, Pip’s Original Doughnuts’ owner says they would just like the vandals to come clean up the mess they made.
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