Someone tossed six benches off the Niantic boardwalk onto the rocky beach below, according to the East Lyme police department.
East Lyme police said a witness reported the damage around 5:10 a.m. Monday. The benches, which normally sit along on the boardwalk, were found strewn across the rocks below. The benches are worth about $600 each and East Lyme Parks and Recreation staff are trying to determine if the benches are salvageable.
Police said surveillance footage shows the suspect enter through the “Hole in the Wall” entrance just after midnight Monday. Anyone with information on the vandalism is asked to contact the East Lyme Police Department at 860-739-5900.