Thief steals food from cafe venue

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Times News - Sarah Ison

Gnarabup’s White Ele­phant Cafe was bro­ken into for the eighth time in two years last week, de­spite the venue tak­ing ex­tra pre­cau­tions fol­low­ing the slew of bur­glar­ies.

“The guy broke into our cool­room and just took food this time around,” Mar­garet River Hos­pi­tal­ity Group di­rec­tor Alex Brooks said.

“The per­son we’ve got on cam­era is the same or at least very sim­i­lar look­ing to some­one we’ve seen footage of break­ing in be­fore.”

Mr Brooks said af­ter the first few in­ci­dents, the venue in­stalled high-def­i­ni­tion CCTV, high­grade safes, alarms and dead­bolt locks.

“We’ve had com­put­ers stolen and a lot of dam­age done, and de­spite pre­cau­tions and work­ing with po­lice, the venue is a tar­get.”

Mar­garet River po­lice Sergeant Brett Cas­sidy said the main chal­lenge for po­lice was the cafe’s iso­la­tion, mak­ing reg­u­lar pa­trols dif­fi­cult.

Call Mar­garet River po­lice on 9757 2222 if you have any in­for­ma­tion or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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