Break-in shatters businesswoman
Shepparton businesswoman Parmila Devi has been left feeling unsafe and disappointed after her store was broken into.
The owner of GV Food Court in Corio St, Shepparton, said she received a phone call from a nearby store worker yesterday morning about the break-in.
Ms Devi was shocked to discover the small Indian restaurant had been broken into with the front door’s glass smashed.
‘‘We arrived to find not one single penny in the till,’’ she said.
Ms Devi said $1000 was taken from the cash register and her son’s bicycle was also stolen, valued at more than $200.
‘‘I’ve been here for 11⁄2 years and I’ve never seen such a scene in Australia before,’’ she said.
‘‘For a small business, it’s not good.
‘‘We are still struggling and trying to establish ourselves and this is really shameful.
‘‘This is our hard-earned money and they just come and easily take it.’’
Ms Devi was quick to get the glass repaired and said she could not afford to stop trading for one day.
She said she no longer felt safe and urged the public to assist with the investigation.
Shepparton police’s Ross Normington said the incident took place between 9 pm on Thursday and 7 am yesterday.
He encouraged any witness or anyone with information to phone Shepparton police on 5820 5777.
Smashed: GV Food Court’s Parmila Devi was shocked to discover her business had been broken into.