Defiant restaurant owner cleans up after sixth break-in in 12 months
D’S STEAKHOUSE owner Danielle Robinson and her crew are keeping watch after another attempted break-in, which raises the tally to six break-ins or attempts over the past year costing $15,000.
The latest incident occurred last Monday night when offenders allegedly attempted to break into the restaurant but failed because of steel bars over windows, which were installed after the last breakin at the Mossman restaurant.
“On Monday night when they tried to break in they broke our gas line so we couldn’t open the last few nights,” she said.
“We need to get a part up from Townsville so last night we were here and at quarter to seven I was in the kitchen and saw them jump- ing over the fence.
“We called the police, chased them up the street but we didn’t catch them.”
The two would-be offenders who were scared off on Tuesday night are described to be around 12-15 years of age and indigenous in appearance.
“We stayed to about midnight last night (Tuesday) but they didn’t come back again and we are staying here tonight and tomorrow night,” Danielle said.
“I’m very angry, they haven’t got in the last two times because of the bars but they have been breaking the gas line and police aren’t doing anything about it.
“We have to take things into our own hands, it has cost me $15,000 and I can’t afford to keep doing this especially now we are going into the quiet season.”
Danielle is determined to catch the offenders and is offering a cash reward for anyone with information or proof of identity that can lead to a conviction.
If you have any information contact D’s Steakhouse on 4098 3365, contact the Mossman Police on 4098 2177 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.