THE opening of The Well Tavern in Wellard has been delayed due to a break-in.
Vandals broke into the tavern, which is under construction, between 2am and 6am on Saturday morning.
They caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage, removing cameras and recording equipment, destroying the main switchboard, ceilings, cooling and heating equipment, commercial ovens and kitchen equipment.
The Well, which is adjacent to the Wellard Train Station, was due to open in November. Now the owners say the opening will be delayed. They hope to open before Christmas.
Surveillance footage shows masked men scaling the two storey car park, removing the video cameras and scoping out the premises on Tuesday morning before 3am. The damage was caused three nights later.
Police are investigating. Anyone with information should call Kwinana Police Station on 9411 4311 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.