Olympia: Vandals smash bank for the Asheville 11

from The Olympian (mainstream press). No claim of responsibility has been made, but graffiti on the bank says “4 the AVL 11” in reference to the individuals arrested for the May 1st, 2010 attack in Asheville, North Carolina and facing trial soon on charges of 10 misdemeanors and 3 felonies each. Links added by war on society.

The Olympia Police Department is looking for the people who broke windows at South Sound Bank on Harrison Avenue Northwest about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, causing an estimated $12,000 in damage.

Authorities arrived on scene about 7:45 a.m. to find every window broken except the glass at the drive-up teller area, according to Olympia police.

The suspect or suspects likely would face felony malicious-mischief charges because of the severity of the damage, Sgt. Jim Partin said.

Police think anarchists are responsible for the damage, targeting financial institutions in solidarity with a similar group that is being prosecuted in Asheville, N.C.

“They found some graffiti on the building that indicated that it was possibly from anarchists,” Partin said.

Police reviewed video surveillance from the bank and are not sure what was used to break the windows; the business was not entered, Partin said.

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