Zaraffas was one of two businesses targeted by thieves on Tuesday night.
Zaraffas was one of two businesses targeted by thieves on Tuesday night.

Thieves target local businesses

BRAZEN thieves forced their way into two businesses in the early hours of yesterday morning, just metres away from the highway.

The offenders targeted Zaraffas Coffee shop first, where they tried to gain entry through the drive-through window.

Unsuccessful at that, they then forced their entry through the rear staff door.

Once inside, the offenders broke into the store’s safe and took off with an amount of money.

The offenders are believed to have unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry into Rose’s Chinese restaurant next door.

In other crime news from around Warwick, a local Bandidos motorcycle club supporter has appeared in court charged with breaking and entering and other offences.

James Leslie Conroy, 28, appeared in the Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday in relation to an incident at a Dragon St residence on Tuesday evening, after which he was arrested nearby on Pratten St.

Conroy has also been charged with common assault and trespass and had his matter adjourned to the Brisbane Magistrates Court, to be mentioned tomorrow.

Initial reports were that police had pursued two other males but a police spokesman said they would allege only Conroy was involved.

Anyone who saw suspicious activity at Zaraffas or Rose’s between 12am-2am yesterday is urged to contact Warwick Police on 4660 4444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1300 333 000.



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