Det Sgt Ben Fadian has the video.
Det Sgt Ben Fadian has the video. Mike Knott

CCTV shows fridge crooks

FOR Spinnaker Bar and Restaurant owner Brett Jensen, bad luck has come to him in threes, with his riverside establishment hit by thieves for the third time this month.

But little did the crooks know a newly installed hidden CCTV camera caught them in the act.

"One of our regular customers, who is sick of seeing us getting hit with this sort of thing, decided he'd put a camera in for us," Mr Jensen said.

"They were operating not knowing it was there."

The footage shows two men entering the property on Wednesday about 3.30am, and trying to jemmy open the coldroom door.

Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Sergeant Ben Fadian said the two men, believed to be aged between 17 and 25, failed to successfully break into the cold room.

"Something spooked them, by the look of it," he said.

Mr Jensen said the pin attached to one of the padlocks had snapped in the break and enter attempt.

"I knew (the pin) was compromised in the first break and enter and we had it re-welded," he said.

"In the last attempt it's snapped right off."

It was a sleepless night for the angry business owner on Wednesday, with fears the thieves would return to finish off the job.

"When I walked out there on Wednesday and saw the locks, I had to be the angriest person in Bundaberg," he said.

"I just want them to stop."

Both men had their faces covered; one was wearing a jacket, and the other a singlet.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Bundaberg police on 4153 9111.



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