Cabarita surf shop robbed of clothing
CABARITA Surf Shop owner Col Eagle is devastated after thieves forced security doors and robbed his summer clothing stock. Mr Eagle said the night-time heist last week at his store near the corner of Pandanus Parade and the Coast Road had managed to break a security system without raising any alarm or alerting passers-by. "It took some serious effort to get in, this wasn't just kids," he said yesterday. Mr Eagle said the clothing store, and his second store selling surfboards further north along the Coast Road at the entrance to the village, were both continuing to trade. But the robbery had hit his business very hard just before the peak summer trading period. "All the summer clothing that's gone was ordered in advance in the winter and you can't just go and replace it," he said He said insurance would not%cover all of his losses. "I owned a fair bit of what's gone, but not all of it. This certainly isn't something you can plan for." Mr Eagle said police investigations were under way.