Auburn Gallipoli Mosque trashed; NSW Police arrest alleged perpetrator


A man who allegedly destroyed windows and antique chandeliers at a mosque in Sydney’s west will face court on Monday.

Just before 7pm on Sunday, officers were called to the Auburn Gallipoli Mosque following reports of extensive vandalism.

The man allegedly used a fire hydrant and a vacuum cleaner to smash items, including handmade antique chandeliers and 13 large windows, causing an estimated $100,000 of damage.

Police have been told a man entered the building and allegedly smashed various items, including antique chandeliers and 13 large windows, causing an estimated $100,000 of damage.

Police have been told a man entered the building and allegedly smashed various items, including antique chandeliers and 13 large windows, causing an estimated $100,000 of damage.

The incident occurred between prayer times, meaning that there were only about 15 to 20 people at the mosque, several of whom fled, a spokesman from the mosque said.