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EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.

“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.

The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.

The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th.

"It could have been sad,” Deskins said. “If this was not a brick structure it would have burnt. I'm pretty positive it would have gone down."

But police say the boys weren't done yet. Massage therapist Doug Dillon says when he entered the building three days later he could not believe his eyes.

"When I opened the door, I absolutely couldn't believe it,” he said. “Destruction everywhere. Furniture broken, paint on everything, a brand new sofa, brand new carpeting. Flooring, tile, just ruined."

Police say the boys broke into the building in broad daylight and even wrote their initials in paint on a door.

When police went questioned neighborhood kids, the gig was up. Police located the boys with paint still on them.

"I would like to see them come and clean it up and pay for the damage, which has got to be in the thousands of dollars," said Dillon.

Police say the juveniles also stole a TV, which was recovered.

The owners think the damage could easily come to over $10,000.

Police say the kids would not reveal a motive and were likely just young trouble makers.

The kids have been released back to their parents pending juvenile prosecution.

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