A Melbourne flat painting artist has been charged with two counts of using “brazen” graffiti on a flat in a suburb.
Key points: Rohan Lohr has been placed on leave from his flat painting job at a Victorian hotel”This is a very serious matter and I want to assure the community that my team will be taking all necessary steps to make sure no harm will be done to anyone else”Police say Lohrs alleged act was “not in keeping with the community’s reputation” and the offending was not intended to cause “damage or harm”.
Lohrs is currently in police custody on $20,000 bail.
He was arrested at his home in North Gippsland on Thursday.
Police allege Lohers painted a large black and white banner on a neighbouring property.
The tagger was seen at a property on Woomera Road, North Giddings on Wednesday night painting the word “LOHRS”.
“This has been a very, very serious situation and I ask the community to remain vigilant and remain vigilant,” Detective Inspector David Johnson said.
“It is believed the incident occurred in the late afternoon.”
This was not in keeping of the community-oriented values that the residents of North Guddings and the surrounding area are known for.
Detective Inspector Johnson said Lohrees involvement in graffiti had not been “in keeping with community-centric values”. “
At this point we believe this was not a criminal act and we will be carrying out a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this,” Detective Sergeant Mark Purnell said.
Detective Inspector Johnson said Lohrees involvement in graffiti had not been “in keeping with community-centric values”.
“The community will be making every effort to make it clear that this is not acceptable behaviour and it will be taken very seriously,” he said.