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C Seafood and Oyster Bar break-in – safe contents stolen

By Charlotte Harper - 30 January 2017 5

C Dine break-in. Photo: Supplied

The owners of C Seafood and Oyster Bar are mopping up after the Kingston Foreshore restaurant was broken into in the early hours of this morning.

“Unfortunately, our Monday isn’t off to the best start,” they wrote on Facebook earlier today.

“Early this morning we recieved a call from our friends at ACT Policing to tell us we had been broken into.

“This is where we need your help!”

The post asked anyone who had seen or heard anything unusual at around 4.30am this morning near the Eastlake Parade restaurant to contact them via a personal Facebook message to the C Seafood and Oyster Bar page or to call ACT Policing or Crime Stoppers.

“Rest assured, Dan and Shann are busy cleaning up the shop, in the hope of delivering you seafood goodness as per normal tomorrow,” they wrote.

The RiotACT spoke this afternoon to co-owner Shann Howman, who confirmed that the thieves broke into the restaurant’s safe and took all its contents at around 4.30am this morning.

Mr Howman said there was video footage of the burglary but because the thief had been wearing gloves and a hoodie throughout, it would be difficult to identify them.

He and his business partner, Daniel Keogh, had been alerted to the break-in early this morning by friends and family. Police attempted to contact them at 4.30am.

Mr Howman was hopeful that the restaurant’s insurance would cover their losses. He was also hopeful that they’d be able to reopen tomorrow.

Work to replace a damaged door was underway this afternoon.

The seafood and tapas restaurant has been open for three and a half years.

If you witnessed the break-in, heard or saw anything suspicious around the Kingston Foreshore early this morning, or can provide any information about the incident, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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5 Responses to
C Seafood and Oyster Bar break-in – safe contents stolen
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Holden Caulfield 11:08 pm
30 Jan 17
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Apparently C Avenue Wine Co, The Pedlar, Edgar’s Inn and some others were also done over last night/this morning.

A few cafes/restaurants in Gungahlin have been knocked over already this year as well. This sounds like a similar MO. Let’s hope the perpetrators are caught soon.

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Chris Mordd Richards 2:13 am
31 Jan 17
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“Safe contents stolen” – Kind of curious here, whole point of a Safe is if you get broken into, they don’t get the valuables!

Contents stolen – so they didn’t take the safe itself then. So how good a safe was it? Did they circular saw it open with all the noise that would make or was it just easy to break into? I’m sure the insurer will be asking this at the very least.

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dungfungus 7:26 am
31 Jan 17
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Chris Mordd Richards said :

“Safe contents stolen” – Kind of curious here, whole point of a Safe is if you get broken into, they don’t get the valuables!

Contents stolen – so they didn’t take the safe itself then. So how good a safe was it? Did they circular saw it open with all the noise that would make or was it just easy to break into? I’m sure the insurer will be asking this at the very least.

Most “el cheapo” safes that you buy in hardware stores or on the net can be cut open via the back panel with a cordless angle grinder.

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Holden Caulfield 9:46 am
31 Jan 17
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dungfungus said :

Chris Mordd Richards said :

“Safe contents stolen” – Kind of curious here, whole point of a Safe is if you get broken into, they don’t get the valuables!

Contents stolen – so they didn’t take the safe itself then. So how good a safe was it? Did they circular saw it open with all the noise that would make or was it just easy to break into? I’m sure the insurer will be asking this at the very least.

Most “el cheapo” safes that you buy in hardware stores or on the net can be cut open via the back panel with a cordless angle grinder.

And if that doesn’t work, then they may well just take the whole safe. Some second hand news told me this happened in Crace around xmas.

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Serina Huang 10:55 am
31 Jan 17
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This is terrible news, and no doubt will hurt the restaurant during the busy summer period. I am sure the damage and sense of violation hurts more than the contents of the safe. I hope they are up and running again soon.

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