Cafe tar­geted by bur­glars twice in two days

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Two bur­glar­ies, just two days apart, have hit a pop­u­lar cafe.

Salt and Pep­per Cafe, south of Levin, was tar­geted on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 7 and Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 9. Own­ers Ste­wart and Eva­nia Wimms were dis­mayed at the break-ins, which forced them to lose sev­eral days of trad­ing to al­low for po­lice in­spec­tions and in­sur­ance pa­per­work.

The cou­ple — a young fam­ily who have been work­ing hard to build the busi­ness they are pas­sion­ate about — have beefed up se­cu­rity mea­sures con­sid­er­ably at the cafe.

The own­ers of the prop­erty, which is also home to a gar­den cen­tre and the Ben­niks egg shop, have done the same.

Luck­ily, only a rel­a­tively small amount of cash was taken in the thefts. The sec­ond time, a com­put­erised till was thrown to the floor and the drawer forced.

A po­lice spokesper­son said they had re­ceived re­ports of the two bur­glar­ies and car­ried out scene ex­am­i­na­tions. They were await­ing foren­sic re­sults.

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