A SCARBOROUGH bar owner is offering a $5000 bar card to anyone who can help identify a person who attempted to steal a cigarette vending machine last week.
Oceans 6019 owner Anthony Hilton told the Stirling Times it cost him $4000 to fix the damage caused to the alfresco area during the overnight burglary where the thief also stole electronic equipment.
“There was a stolen UberEats iPad, the cigarette vending machine needed replacing, a broken CCTV camera, broken door frame and damage to a vintage Hawaiian long board which he tried to steal but couldn’t get it out of the premises,” he said.
“We have upgraded security to the area in question and reinforced the roof with steel mesh.
“We have CCTV footage of the perpetrator and are offering a $5000 bar card for his conviction.”
Scarborough Police officer-in-charge Glenn Dowding said police needed assistance to identify the person who broke into the premise between 10pm and 8.30am on September 18 and 19.
“They cut a hole in the external canopy, broke through the doors, cleared the walkway and got in,” he said.
“Anyone who knows them should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or their local police station.”