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Thieves steal cash, cigarettes and gum from takeaway store

ANGERED: R&K;’s Fork and Takeaway owner Tania Lamb and employees Tegan Cockram and Cindy Cummins are frustrated after more than $2000 worth of cash and cigarettes was stolen in a break-in overnight Wednesday.
ANGERED: R&K;’s Fork and Takeaway owner Tania Lamb and employees Tegan Cockram and Cindy Cummins are frustrated after more than $2000 worth of cash and cigarettes was stolen in a break-in overnight Wednesday. Jayden Brown

EMPLOYEES of a Warwick takeaway store have been left terrified after arriving to work in the dark to find the front door wide open and the shop ransacked.

R&K's Fork and Takeaway owner Tania Lamb and employees Cindy Cummins and Tegan Cockram arrived at their work to find the store had been broken into, with more than $2000 worth of cash and cigarettes stolen yesterday morning.

Ms Cummins, who was the first to arrive, said she was terrified when she pulled up in the dark and saw the door was wide open.

"I rang Tania straight away and she said she didn't leave it open," she said.

"I didn't even get out of the car - I rang the police.

"They were here within five minutes."

For Mrs Lamb it's a bad day as a business owner, as she counts the cost of the lost stock, cash and damage.

"We've lost $2000, plus all the stuff I have to fix," she said.

"We've got no till, we're having to write everything by hand.

"We can't touch anything or do anything."

In all her time owning and managing restaurants and cafes, Mrs Lamb had never been broken into and now she's questioning who would do such a thing.

"They would have had a bar to get in the door the way they did," she said.

"Obviously they were fit enough to climb the fence."

Warwick Police are continuing investigations into the break-in at the McEvoy St takeaway, according to Senior Constable Fraser McLauchlan.

"There was damage to the sliding glass door frame," he said.

"There was also damage to the till draw."

Not even the tips jar was safe from the thieves.

"The back office has been ransacked and the tip jar was also stolen," Snr Cons McLauchlan said.

"The thieves stole cigarettes and chewing gum."

Anyone who may seen suspicious activity in the area or who has information relating to the crime is encouraged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or the Warwick Police Station on 46604444.

Topics:  break-in, robbery, theft




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