Vandals using a pellet gun and rocks smashed large storefront windows at two businesses on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks Monday night, according to police.
., had three of its big front windows smashed, and its offices were littered with broken glass.
"People were working inside when it happened at about 9 p.m.," said office manager Jason Katzman. "Fortunately, they were not hurt."
Assistant manager Jim Wagner pointed to what looked like a bullet hole or pellet hole high in the window of one of the offices. (See photo.)
"It's a good thing nobody was in here when that happened," said Wagner.
All of the windows that were broken were boarded up with large sections of plywood.
Police have no information on who committed the vandalism or why.
Two blocks away, another business, Italy 2000 Imported Fine Furniture, had its windows and a large glass door shattered. The store, at 15436 Ventura Blvd., was empty Tuesday morning, and a pile of broken glass was in the doorway.
Nothing was stolen from either of the businesses.
"It seems to be just a random act of vandalism," said Wagner, looking at the damage to the Rodeo Realty office.