Thieves broke into restau­rant as peo­ple were asleep up­stairs

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS - By Liam Cole­man liam.cole­man@trin­i­tymir­

THIEVES broke into a Lough­bor­ough restau­rant and stole hun­dreds of pounds worth of wine and spir­its while peo­ple slept up­stairs.

Car­avelli, the Ital­ian restau­rant in Spar­row Hill, is be­lieved to have bro­ken into be­tween 11pm on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 and and 7am on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Owner of the shop, Bruno Am­brico, 52, told the Echo that three thieves broke into the restau­rant by smash­ing a glass win­dow be­fore loot­ing the shop of wine, spir­its, staff tips and an iPad.

He said that he watched CCTV footage and saw that they first broke in around 2am, and then left the store but re­turned at 5am with bags to carry the stolen items.

He said that he has had to re­place around £400 worth of spir­its in­clud­ing around 40 bot­tles of wine.

Bruno said that there were ten guests asleep up­stairs in the rented rooms, but none of them heard what was go­ing on be­low them.

He said: “I can’t re­ally believe the nerve of the peo­ple who do things like this, I mean to have the cheek to break in and take what they took, it’s just not on.

“We’ve got five rooms and we were fully booked out last night so I’m just pleased that they didn’t try and go up­stairs.

“You could see from the CCTV that they were just look­ing for a safe.

“They were wear­ing hooded jack­ets, but they looked like light­weight foren­sic coats that they would have been able to get rid off quickly.”

Bruno said that the alarm was first raised when staff came in at 7am to start pre­par­ing for break­fast, and that when he looked on CCTV he re­alised that the thieves had left only an hour ear­lier.

Le­ices­ter­shire Po­lice con­firmed to the Echo that it re­ceived a report at 7.55am of a bur­glary at a prop­erty in Spar­row Hill, Lough­bor­ough.

A spokesper­son said that items were be­lieved to have been taken be­tween 11pm on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 and 7am on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21.

Po­lice said that en­quiries are cur­rently on­go­ing and that any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent can call 101.

Pic­tured is Car­avelli Ital­ian restau­rant in Spar­row Hill, Lough­bor­ough.

Car­avelli Ital­ian restau­rant in Spar­row Hill, Lough­bor­ough.

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