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Restaurant Broken Into Days After Opening

Being among the many affected by the pandemic, he had hopes of opening the restaurant to support his wife and three children.
16 Aug 2020 14:10
Restaurant Broken Into Days After Opening
The section where thieves believed to have entered the restaurant in Lautoka on Friday evening. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

A restaurant owner is baffled as to how thieves raided his restaurant on Friday evening when approaching curfew hours.

The owner who wished to remain anonymous opened his restaurant along Namoli Avenue in Lautoka on Thursday.

He said that when he arrived at the restaurant yesterday morning, he sensed something unusual.

“We closed at 9.30 pm on Friday. When we arrived this morning, I noticed the middle door was opened which was unusual because we closed it last night and the first thing I noticed was, the equipment was not there,” he said.

“We checked the restaurant, my wife’s phone, cash, our sound system, rice cooker, hot water urn, meat, fryer and toaster and basically the equipment we use every day to prepare the food were all stolen.”

The section where thieves believed to have entered the restaurant in Lautoka on Friday evening. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

The section where thieves believed to have entered the restaurant in Lautoka on Friday evening.
Photo: Nicolette Chambers

He said Police immediately arrived at the restaurant after he alerted them about the incident.

Being among the many affected by the pandemic, he had hopes of opening the restaurant to support his wife and three children.

“We had a restaurant in Wailoaloa and we closed that due to COVID-19 and just last year we moved to the West from Suva,” he said.

“I was at home for four months until I managed to open this restaurant.”

Police are now investigating.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

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