Restaurant boss' shock after burglary

A RESTAURANT owner today told of his shock after thieves broke in and stole hundreds of pounds from the till.

A RESTAURANT owner today told of his shock after thieves broke in and stole hundreds of pounds from the till.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the burglary, which happened at the Maharani Indian restaurant in Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Thieves broke into the curry house by smashing a window at the back before stealing �500 from the till, a cash register containing about �90, plus bottles of wine and spirits.

The raid took place between 11.30pm on April 29 and 11.15am on April 30.


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Owner Manik Miah said: “We came in the following morning and saw the window broken. There were some glasses smashed too and we realised they had taken money and bottles of wine.

“It is very upsetting. We were very shocked and called police.

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“This happened about two or three years ago but we haven't had anything like this since. It is the last thing anyone needs at this time.

“It has been a real hassle calling the insurance companies to sort everything out. We have got some CCTV footage so hopefully the police will find out who did it.”

The theft soon after the restaurant featured in The Evening Star's Fightback campaign for the launch of its new authentic Bangladeshi menu on Sunday nights.

If you can help police with their enquiries, call Pc Faruk Ullah at the Central Ipswich Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Have you been a victim of crime? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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