George Street break ins cause for alarm

SECURITY WARNING: Mad Penguin was one of four George Street businesses to report a recent break in or attempted break in.

Businesses have been urged by police to assess their security after four George Street businesses were recently targeted by thieves.

Multiple businesses were broken into or a break in was attempted.

Millicent’s Mad Penguin restaurant delayed their opening time on Saturday due to discovering the premises had been broken into overnight and an amount of cash was stolen.

A police spokesperson said the break-in occurred sometime between 9.30pm Friday January 5 and 8.20am Saturday January 6.

The incident was reported to police on Saturday morning when the break in was discovered.

Damage has been caused to three other businesses in George Street during attempted break ins.

Those businesses include a salon where a break in was attempted between Saturday December 23 and Saturday January 6 and a restaurant sometime between 5am Saturday January 6 and 9am Sunday January 7.

An attempted break in at a fourth local business took place between 5pm Friday January 5 and 10am Sunday January 7.

Entry was not gained to these three premises.

Police are investigating all four incidents and suspect they may be linked.

Anyone with information that may assist is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on line at – you can remain anonymous.