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
Greater Shepparton City Council has responded to a Facebook post slamming the organisation’s pound euthanasia rate.
The Australian Cricket Association has made the decision to postpone the Masters events scheduled for Yarrawonga this weekend in light of the serious injury to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Shaun Burke, Paul Margetts, John McPherson, Peter Nesbitt and Keith Baillie spoke at Tuesday's Campaspe Shire White Ribbon Day event.
Rochester Secondary College students have finished their final exams, taking the time to relax.
Candidate for Northern Victoria Robert Danielli lays out the issues facing the region
The porblems of recent years hopefully a thing of the past.
No luck for Finley in Murray Valley cricket.
Heathcote and District Community Bank Scholarship recipient Tarlyn Grant is encouraging others to apply
A soaring new sculpture is on track to bring pride, visitors and environmental awareness to Katamatite.
SunRice chair Gerry Lawson announced his pending retirement from the board overnight.
A spring Future Orchards walks will be held at Coomboona on Friday November 28 from 9.30am.
The surpsingly vindictive but highly satisfying sport of croquet is being enjoyed by more residents of Benalla the the Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
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.