Thieves targeted four shops in this Main Street, Hervey Bay, complex on Monday night.
Thieves targeted four shops in this Main Street, Hervey Bay, complex on Monday night. Kristy Martin

Break-ins spark increased security

THE OWNER of a Hervey Bay deli says she has been forced to upgrade her shop security following a late-night break-in.

Cilia Rowley says she will install CCTV cameras at The Deli, on Main Street, and will hire a security company to do patrols following a raid where $200 cash was stolen from the till.

“It’s so frustrating because you have to repair the damage,” Ms Rowley said of the Monday night incident.

“They stole about $200 but they broke the door to get in, so it’s extra money to get that fixed.

“It’s a bit of a loss but luckily they didn’t damage anything else.”

That night, three other shops in the same complex were also targeted. A small amount of cash was taken from Cucina Casa Kitchen House and the offenders also tried to enter Napier Real Estate and Cassims Hair Design.

Ms Rowley says she won’t be leaving cash on the premises again.

“I go bank my money now straight away,” she said.

“I’ve even put signs on the door that say no money on the premises.

“We have put a double lock on the door and are waiting for cameras to be put in.

“It’s so frustrating, especially at new year because you think why does your new year have to start like this?

“And you’re staying in a town where you don’t expect this to happen.”



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