Camera captures cafe man

CCTV images of the suspected burglar of Boutique Travel Cafe.
CCTV images of the suspected burglar of Boutique Travel Cafe.

The break-in occurred just minutes before the cafe’s chef arrived for the breakfast shift at 5am and the offender was caught on the cafe’s CCTV.

Staff arrived to find a window smashed, cupboards ransacked, property damaged and cash and items missing.

Boutique Travel Cafe co-owner Wayne Evans said a man was seen on security footage twice that the night.

‘He was seen on the footage casing the place at around 2am and he came back later to break in,’ he said.

‘He broke a table, raided the till and tip jar and ransacked the cupboards.’

Mr Evans said the thief left behind a damage bill and stolen goods valued at ‘a few thousand dollars’.

A social media drive has seen the CCTV images circulated widely but the thief is yet to be caught.