The owners of Echuca’s Caledonian Hotel have been left rattled by a burglary early Monday.IVY WISE May 28, 2014 7:26am
The owners of Echuca’s Caledonian Hotel have been left rattled by a burglary early Monday.
Thieves broke into the hotel, on the corner of Hare and Darling streets, about 3am and stole $5500 in change.
Owner Melissa Brooks said video footage showed three offenders wearing dark hoodies and gloves breaking into a locked office and locked cupboard.
‘‘I believe they had been casing it for a while because they knew exactly where to go,’’ Mrs Brooks said.
‘‘It’s awful. I feel like we are being watched. It makes you feel uneasy.
‘‘I keep thinking: ‘Are they going to come back?’
‘‘The fact that someone has been in here, it makes you feel violated.’’
Owning the hotel with husband Dean for the past 10 years, Mrs Brooks said there was also the financial impact.
‘‘It will make it hard this week.
‘‘It’s harder to pay bills, insurance premiums go up.
‘‘It’s a snowball effect,’’ she said.
‘‘We also lost business as we couldn’t open until the police had done their investigations.’’
Mrs Brooks said she planned to increase security at the hotel to prevent further break-ins.
‘‘We won’t be an easy target anymore,’’ she said.
Sergeant Justin McAuley of Echuca police said the offenders left the hotel through the Darling St exit before running off in a westerly direction.
Sgt McAuley said detectives had fingerprinted the scene on Monday morning and the Criminal Investigation Unit was investigating.
‘‘If anyone saw anything or has any information, they can call us at the station on 5482
Shepparton Swans and Benalla both had altered coaching panels for the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final rematch on Saturday.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
As part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, the Riverine Herald will shed light on the debilitating, yet controversial, illness through the eyes of those fighting it.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.