A woman in St. John's says she was shocked at the amount of damage inflicted on her Goulds cabin following an April break in.

Libby Snow said she got a call from a neighbour that there had been vandals trashing cabins in the area.

Snow said the extent of the damage to her cabin wasn't something she was prepared for.

"They never even left a plate, a bowl in the cupboards. They tore off the cupboard doors, smashed out the light fixtures, slashed out my sofa set, slashed up the mattresses, broke out windows; everything is gone," she said.

Snow said she estimates the amount of damage comes in around $25,000.

According to Snow, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary chased three teenage girls from the scene to a house on the Goulds highway across the pond and laid charges.

"They said, 'We're dealing with youths,' and, unfortunately there's not a whole lot they can do."

Snow said there was another break in a week after the first one, but it was decidedly different.

"All the broken glass, all the dishes and everything that were smashed on the floor, they actually cleaned up a little spot and had four chairs around the coffee table with tea lights lit," said Snow.

According to Snow, she went to the neighbouring house where the girls fled to get some explanation for the vandalism, but hasn't been provided with any answers.