"You won't beat us!" - Anglesey restaurant's message to burglars


Geraint Jones

AN ANGLESEY restaurant manager has vowed not to let thieves who took around £2,000 of stock have the last laugh.

Shadeq “Sid” Ali, manager of the Sopna restaurant in Four Crosses, said the raiders also smashed a window, kicked down a door and fled with £200 from the till.

He added: “We don’t want them to beat us. We want to make a stand and say they can do what they want but these doors aren’t shutting.”

Mr Ali was shocked and appalled to discover burglars had ransacked the kitchen and cut the restaurant’s telephone lines when he arrived to open
on Sunday afternoon.

He added: “We left the place clean and tidy and you come back to find the that they’ve kicked the door off its hinges and broke the window.

“It’s disgusting. Staff morale is very low - it’s the beginning of the year and you don’t need that.”

The restaurant manager thanked North Wales Police for their support after the crime was reported.

Mr Ali said that, despite the burglary, the restaurant was up and running by 8pm on Sunday, although they cannot accept card payments due tot the telephone wire being cut.

There was a defiant message from Mr Ali to whoever had committed the crime.
He said: “They can do whatever but we are here to stay.”

Sergeant Kevin Bratherton, of North Wales, Police, said investigations were continuing.

He added: “A range of goods were stolen from the property and as well as appealing to anyone who has information to come forward, we’d like to hear from anyone who may have seen suspicious activity around the restaurant during the relevant times to please get in touch with us.”

The burglary was comitted some time between 11.30pm on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12.

Anyone who has information on the break-in should call PC 1579 Parry or colleagues at Llangefni on 101.101, and quote reference number RC14005598.

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