Diner pock­ets restau­rant tak­ings

Canning Times - - NEWS - Ben Smith

A LANG­FORD restau­rant owner is urg­ing other busi­nesses to be ex­tra vig­i­lant af­ter his diner was robbed.

Yum­s­ing Chi­nese Restau­rant and Take Away Food owner Kim Mo had just closed for the night on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, when a man re­turned and stole cash from the till just af­ter 9.30pm.

Mr Mo said the per­pe­tra­tor ar­rived about half-an­hour prior to clos­ing and or­dered food be­fore he left.

“He sat right at the back of the restau­rant and af­ter his meal he asked what time we closed and ob­served how to open the till,” he said.

“When my em­ployee went home at 9.30pm, he came back about six min­utes af­ter on a mo­tocross bike, parked it out­side the build­ing with it still run­ning, opened the till and grabbed all the cash.

“Our alarm went off in the kitchen; we looked out­side to see who opened the door but by that time he was al­most half­way through the door and I gave chase.

“I chased him with a base­ball bat and threw it at him, but he was too quick.”

Mr Mo said the man was dressed in black and ap­peared to have olive skin, with a slim, tall build and looked to be in his mid-20s.

Mr Mo urged restau­rant own­ers to be on high alert and take more pre­cau­tions.

“Do not leave too much cash in the till,” he said.

“Some­times it is hard with busi­nesses if they get more cash,” he said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or make a re­port on­line at crimestop­per­swa.com.au.

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