$4000 theft from kiosk
POLICE and detectives from the Whitsunday Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are investigating a theft from the Abell Point Marina Kiosk and Cafe, during which goods and cash to the value of about $4000 were removed.
Kiosk owner Dave Paddon said he was alerted to the break-in by security guards at about 12.30am last Friday.
He said he arrived at the premises in the marina’s north village, to find the glass in the sliding door had been smashed with a large rock.
“And then, they dangerously got through what was jagged glass, to get in,” he said.
“I don’t know how they got through without cutting themselves and nor do police.”
Mr Paddon said the thief or thieves took food, drinks, cash from the till and cigarettes to the value of about $4000.
Officer in Charge of the Whitsunday Police Station Acting Senior Sergeant Barry Haran confirmed that CCTV footage from around the same time, showed a tall, dark-haired man in his 20’s looking through the storage areas and trying to open them.
Act Sgt Haran said police were keen to interview this man.