Cash, tips taken in cafe break in

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Smash, grab: Burglars left a huge mess when they broke into a Mornington cafe last week. Picture: Yanni

STAFF at Flock Cafe in Mornington arrived at work Monday morning to find shards of glass spread all over the floor after burglars had smashed their way in through a glass door overnight.

Owner Amy Caulfield said there was “literally glass everywhere in the shop – even in the kitchen”.

“We were trying to clean it up while serving customers their morning coffees at the same time,” she said.

The thieves had stolen $450 from the tips jar and the $300 float from the till.

“We are learning from that,” she said. “We won’t be leaving so much in future.”

The cafe, in Dava Drive, has suffered from a spate of vandalism, including glued locks and spray paint.

But Ms Caulfield stood firm on social media: “Walking into work at 5.45am this morning to this … you baddies out there aren’t going to get us down. You can take the till but you can’t stop the coffees,” she posted.

Detectives are reviewing CCTV footage.

First published in the Mornington News – 23 May 2017

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