Salt business owners fear thieves

A SPATE of break-ins at Salt Village has left business owners fearing for their safety.

Police said an offender smashed their way into Fins restaurant on Bells Boulevard in the early hours of yesterday.

Another restaurant on the same street, Mahsuri Thai, was broken into last Thursday night.

Inspector Darren Steel of Tweed/Byron police said cash and alcohol were stolen during yesterday's raid at Fins.

“Between 12.30am and 2am unknown persons have smashed a glass front door to obtain entry inside,” Insp Steel said.

“They have taken several bottles of spirits and a small amount of cash before leaving the premises.

“An adjacent restaurant was also targeted with the front window being smashed, but the offender was unable to gain entry.”

Mahsuri Thai owner Robyn Cheah said alcohol and cash was stolen from her business last Thursday night.

“I can't believe the cheek of these buggers,” Ms Cheah said.

“They are so brazen. They just keep coming back.

“I'm so scared and I've never been scared here before.”

Ms Cheah said whoever broke into Fins yesterday also smashed her restaurant's windows.

“Maybe they started to (break in) but then heard someone and took off,” she said.

“The forensics police came and took fingerprints and they were at Fins this morning.”

Ms Cheah named a number of other business also hit in recent weeks.

She said extra security measures could be implemented as a result.

“The landlords are looking into it,” she said.

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