116 Laneway Cafe & Bar was vandalised on Friday night.
116 Laneway Cafe & Bar was vandalised on Friday night. Rob Williams

Social media support praised after cafe vandalism

BUSINESS owner Raj Sharma has praised the community support in Ipswich after an alleged vandalism attack at the CBD café 116 Laneway.

Mr Sharma, who also owns Indian Mehfil, took to social media over the weekend to document the alleged attack and posted CCTV photos of two women alleged to have trashed the café.

Posts on the Indian Mehfil page over the weekend praised the person who made an anonymous tip off to police regarding the attack.

"Thanks to CCTV cameras and also to Safe City Cinemas the culprits have been caught on camera," one of the posts said.

"The footage has been passed along to the police and they will be reprimanded in due time.

"We would like to take this time to thank each and every one of you that shared our status and have shown your support."

Ipswich Police could not say yesterday if anyone had been charged over the incident.

The damage reportedly included broken tables and stolen pot plants. In one of the posts, Mr Sharma reported similar incidents had happened twice before.

Hundreds of people used the Facebook posts to express their support for Ipswich CBD businesses.

Anyone with information is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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