A Warwick restaurateur fears his business is being targeted by up to four women of Asian heritage – the latest being a smashed window.
Mohammed Amwar runs the Raj restaurant in Smith Street with his son, also called Mohammed.
He said he now faces a bill for £500 after a large plate glass window by the font door was damaged, which he suspects was carried out by them.
Mr Amwar said he believed it was the latest in a string of incidents involving the women, aged 22 to 24, who use a car which is registered to a person with a Birmingham address.
The window was smashed during the early hours of Saturday, September 28.
He said the people living above the restaurant heard nothing and no brick or weapon to smash the window was found nearby.
Mr Amwar said in the past the women have gone into the restaurant and started shouting.
He said they have also driven into Smith Street and shouted from the car at staff in the restaurant.
They have also used a water gun to spray at the front window of the restaurant.
Mr Amwar said their antics was putting off diners and potential customers.
He said: “My wife went out to talk to them while they were in the car but they just squirted water at her.
“She was very concerned and upset. It happened with my son as well.
“They are Asian girls – I am sure they are Pakistani.
“They are upsetting our customers and putting people off coming into the restaurant.
“They first came into the restaurant about two or three months ago shouting. It’s very strange.
“When I go outside to talk to them they drive off.
“The problem is that there’s no lights on in Smith Street late at night and the CCTV on the road does not pick everything up.
“I’m paying £256 a month in business rates – the council should be doing more to help businesses.
“We are already struggling – everywhere is quiet because of the economy.”
Mr Amwar is well known in the Asian business community in Warwick and Leamington.
In 1979 he opened the Rajbhuj restaurant in Regent Grove, making it one of the most popular in Leamington.
In 1989 he moved it across town to Bath Street and opened up in Warwick in 2003.
PC Trent McMurray, of central Warwick safer neighbourhood team, said they were investigating the recent incident and Mr Amwar’s fears that he was being targeted.
He said: “We will talk to the owner about issues he may have with some people.
“We have to find out why it is being targeted and if we have the evidence we can do something about it.
“We’ve advised him to put some CCTV in. ”
He said police had gone to the restaurant following incidents but the women would flee the scene before they arrive. Police have also patrolled the area in an effort to question the women.