Aberdeen man puts up reward after vandals spray paint car

© Kath FlanneryPeter Ruparewicz, who runs The Vitamin Shop on King Street, had one of his cars spray painted over the weekend
Peter Ruparewicz, who runs The Vitamin Shop on King Street, had one of his cars spray painted over the weekend

An Aberdeen businessman has put up a reward for information after his car was vandalised by yobs.

Peter Ruparewicz had his company car daubed with spray paint while it was parked outside his home in Torry.

Peter Ruparewicz

The white Audi, which has the name of his company Vitamin Shop Aberdeen on the side, was defaced on the bonnet and driver’s side.

Peter feels he may have been targeted due to the colour of his car.

The 36-year-old, who lives in Walker Place, said: “I don’t actually know what is written on it. I can’t even tell if it is English.

“I am trying not to be angry about it and trying to look on the positive side as you can’t change what has already happened.

“I think with the colour of my car it might have been targeted as you can clearly see it.

“When I check the other cars down the road, none of them had been touched.

“It isn’t nice when it happens to your car.”


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The car was vandalised on Friday between 9pm and 9.40pm – when Peter reported the incident to the police.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed it is investigating the incident.

Peter added: “I don’t want revenge. I want to stop this sort of thing happening to anyone else.

“That is why I want to put a reward out there for any information that can help catch these people.

“I think someone must have seen something, so I’m putting up a £300 reward.”

Despite the unpleasant incident, Peter says he is trying to look on the bright side.

He said: “I’m not ashamed to be driving my car.

“In fact, more and more people have looked at it when I was driving down Union Street the other day.

“I’m hoping it might give my business a boost despite what happened.

“I’ve also received a lot of nice messages from friends and even people who have said they might be able to help fix the car.”

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