Shop window smashed
THE owner of a Carmarthen sandwich and coffee shop has been left with a £410 bill for a new window after it was smashed on Saturday night.
And Leon Paoletta was forced to close Big Bite in Guildhall Square on Monday because of the damage.
Mr Paoletta said he only found out about the smashed window when he went for a stroll on Sunday.
He noticed the shutters, which were broken and left open, had been locked shut.
"The police said they tried to get hold of us but couldn't," he said.
"It was only by chance my wife and I went for a walk and came through town.
"I could see the shutter was down."
Mr Paoletta said that when he saw the damage "my heart was in my mouth", adding: "I'm told there was 12 or 15 men in their 40s and one got pushed and went straight through the window. The window has cost £410.
"We've lost a day's business as well.
"We've only been open since March so it's early days for us."
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: "At approximately 10pm the large window of Big Bite in Guildhall Square, Carmarthen, was damaged, and the whole window smashed. Officers attended the scene and arrangements made to secure the property while also making enquiries in relation to the damage.
"A 40-year-old man was identified and acknowledged his part in the damage.
"His details were recorded and passed to the owner of the property and he was issued with a Section 27 direction to leave the area."