Kirkby’s River Loaf Bakery was broken into on Saturday after thieves forced the door open.IVY WISE AND TRENT HORNEMAN March 5, 2014 4:34am
Kirkby’s River Loaf Bakery owner Dahn Tran plans to beef up security at his Hare St shop after it was burgled early Saturday.
Thieves broke into the bakery by forcing open the front door between midnight and 6am Saturday before stealing about $500 from the till.
Mr Tran said he arrived at his Hare St business about 6am to find the back door open.
He said he ran through the rear of the bakery to the front counter to see the till was opened and Saturday’s cash float was missing.
‘‘At first you think to yourself ‘did I leave the door open?’ and then when I walked inside I was just shocked,’’ he said.
Mr Tran said it was the first time thieves had targeted his store.
‘‘I have been here for four years and we have never had any trouble,’’ he said.
‘‘Because we are in the centre of town, police regularly patrol the area at night, even our back laneway.
‘‘You think you are safe, but then you see other businesses such as Moama Bakery and Domino’s which have been robbed recently.’’
Mr Tran said he would ramp up security, including extra locks and increased camera surveillance.
He said there was no other damage to his store.
‘‘The front door was slightly open, the till was open and the back door was open. There was no other damage to the building. It is hard to say if they got in through the front and ran out the back, or got in through the back and ran out the front,’’ he said.
‘‘While insurance will cover the money we had stolen, it is the thought of having someone break in. It is not a good feeling.’’
Echuca police are appealing for information into the burglary.
Criminal Investigation Unit Leading Senior Constable Stuart Poulton said thieves broke into the bakery by forcing open a door.
‘‘We would ask anyone who saw any suspicious activity around this area to contact us,’’ Sen. Constable Poulton said.
Anyone with information can phone 5482 2255 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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