Thieves tar­get pool kiosk

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - ERICA MUR­REE erica.mur­

THIEVES have stolen a cof­fee ma­chine and food af­ter break­ing into the Biggen­den Swim­ming Pool’s front of­fice kiosk.

Pool lessee Shelly Whi­taker dis­cov­ered the break-in when she ar­rived at work at 5am on Mon­day.

She said five glass jars full of lol­lies and a bas­ket of ice creams were also taken.

Mrs Whi­taker said the cof­fee ma­chine had spe­cific pods you could only get from her sup­plier.

“So it can’t be resold,” she said.

“Why bother do­ing some­thing like this?

“They are only in­con­ve­nienc­ing the kids and el­derly who use the pool.”

The pool lessee said the cul­prits also tried to break into the de­mount­able of­fice, but weren’t suc­cess­ful.

“No money is kept on the premises at any time,” she said.

This is the sec­ond un­wanted vis­i­tor the pool has had in a week.

Last week, Mrs Whi­taker had to call on the snake catcher to re­move a snake from the of­fice.

On a lighter note, Mrs Whi­taker said the thief or thieves for­got the most valu­able item on the premises — the toi­let rolls.

“They are safe,” Mrs Whi­taker con­firmed.

Biggen­den po­lice, who were called to the Vic­to­ria St pool yes­ter­day morn­ing, are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

A North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive said po­lice were on­site un­der­tak­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the breakin on Mon­day.

“Coun­cil also has had an of­fi­cer at the pool to en­sure ur­gent re­pairs were car­ried out to main­tain site se­cu­rity,” the rep­re­sen­ta­tive said.

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