Multiple Roma businesses broken into, spark police warning

BUSINESSES in Roma have been targeted by thieves in a spate of break-ins as police continue to find the culprits who allegedly stole cash from a number of shops.

Roma police constable Guy Phillips said between 9pm on October 14, and 10am on October 15, a fish and chips shop was broken into.

“The Blue Shed fish and chips shop was broken into, and a large amount of cash taken,” const Phillips said.

“And a laptop and an iPad as well.

The doors were damaged to gain access and investigations are continuing.

The next night between 7pm October 15, and 9am October 16, the Roma Tennis Club was broken into.

Constable Phillips said cash was stolen and investigations are continuing.

On the same night, thieves allegedly broke into C&K Kindergarten between 5.45pm and 7am.

“There was some property taken from there: an Apple iPad stolen, a window damaged to gain access, a laptop was stolen, and some cash as well,” const Phillips said.

“Investigation is continuing if anyone has any information, contact Roma police.”

Constable Phillips also gave some important advice to local business owners across town.

“We would strongly encourage business owners to not keep large amounts of cash in their businesses at night,” he said.

“Keep your money in the bank.

“You’re just giving these crooks, these offenders an opportunity, and the encouragement to keep breaking in.

Constable Phillips said the best way for businesses to protect their money is to cash it in at the bank.