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.
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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.