UNLIKE Melbourne City Council which plans to spend ratepayers' money "mentoring" graffiti vandals, police in Melbourne's south east are unequivocal.
They are treating them as criminals -- which is what they are.
Investigators from Moorabbin police regional response unit have arrested four members of a gang alleged to have caused more than $100,000 damage.
Sen-Sgt Vic Kostiuk introduced a welcome reality when he told the Herald Sun: "There's no thought behind it. It's just mindless vandalism".
And so it is.