Agnes Water break-ins frightening in small town

POLICE are searching for the culprits of two break-ins at the Agnes Water Endeavour Plaza.

Jewellery store Agnes Rocks and Off the Hook fish and chip shop were broken into between 8pm Sunday, January 18, and 5am, Monday, January 19.

Owner of Off the Hook fish and chip shop Joanne Winchcombe said although nothing was taken there was damage to the door.

"It's a bit frightening to think there are people like that out here in a little town like this," she said.

"It's just good that no one was hurt. We leave the till open and take out the money so there wasn't anything stolen."

She and the staff were unaware of the damage until the Monday night, as police were inspecting the premises for fingerprints most of the day.

Ms Winchcombe said they had owned the shop for 12 months, and this was the first break-in.

She said she was "disappointed" and hoped police could catch the perpetrators.

"There's been great support from the town," Ms Winchcombe said.

"Everyone has been asking if we're okay. They're disappointed that it's happened too."

A police media spokesperson said inquiries were continuing.

Agnes Water police are reviewing CCTV footage from nearby shops to generate suspects.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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