A food truck operated by the Songhees First Nation is out of commission after an alleged vandalism in downtown Victoria’s Inner Harbour on Thursday night. (Facebook/Songhees Event and Catering)

A food truck operated by the Songhees First Nation is out of commission after an alleged vandalism in downtown Victoria’s Inner Harbour on Thursday night. (Facebook/Songhees Event and Catering)

Songhees food truck vandalized in downtown Victoria

Passenger window smashed, artwork keyed on one side of vehicle

Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam was shocked to hear one of the windows from the nation’s food truck had been smashed in downtown Victoria sometime Thursday overnight.

Staff from Songhees’ Seafood and Steam called Sam to notify him about the incident when they arrived an hour before their food truck was set to open on Friday morning at Ship Point in the Inner Harbour.

“They not only smashed the passenger window in, but they scraped down the artwork on one side of the vehicle,” Sam said. “It’s pretty upsetting.”

Sam believes a picnic table was used to smash the window, as it was discovered near the broken window.

According to the Songhees chief, the food truck has never been vandalized in its nearly three years of operation. He said staff will be temporarily out of work while they look to replace the broken window and repair the damages.

The food truck owners have filed a report with the Victoria Police Department and hope to reopen by the end of August.

“I think this was a random act of vandalism,” Sam said. “We’re open to speaking with the person that did this to take responsibility.”

Sam is asking nearby businesses located around the Inner Harbour to check their security footage for any suspects involved.

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