Iconic Port Hills cafe targeted by burglars

A well known Christchurch eatery was targeted by thieves over Queen's Birthday weekend.

The Sign of the Kiwi Cafe and Bar on Summit Rd at the top of Dyers Pass was broken into during the early hours of Monday.

CCTV footage shows two people in grey and dark hoodies taking items from the store's counter and breaking glass onto the floor.

The break-in was caught on security camera. Photo: Sign of the Kiwi Cafe and Bar / Facebook
The break-in was caught on security camera. Photo: Sign of the Kiwi Cafe and Bar / Facebook
In the video, the burglars can be seen entering the cafe at 5.22am through a broken side window and helping themselves to drinks in the fridge.

They returned 30 seconds later with a golf club and ripped out the till from under the front counter.

A statement on Sign of the Kiwi's Facebook page says the burglars stole important assets crucial to their day-to-day activities.

It asked for help "identifying these guys who entered the Sign of the Kiwi in the early hours of Queen's Birthday".

Police have received a report of the burglary on Summit Rd and are making inquiries.

Photo: Sign of the Kiwi Cafe and Bar / Facebook
Photo: Sign of the Kiwi Cafe and Bar / Facebook

 

 

 

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