Vandals flood Devonport businesses

October 20, 2023 9:35 am in by

Police investigations are continuing into incident on Thursday morning where a number of Devonport CBD businesses were significantly damaged by what appears to be deliberate flooding.

Passers by alerted police to the flooding of several levels of a commercial building at the corner of Best and Rooke streets opposite the Northern end of the Rooke Mall around 5am on Thursday morning.

Detectives believe a person has entered the building and caused the damage.

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Several businesses on the ground floor were impacted, and TasWater was called to assist.

Anyone with information or who witnessed suspicious activity in the area early yesterday morning is being asked to contact Devonport CIB on 131 444 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on-line at


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