A night of crime in South Grafton
A NIGHT of crime swept through South Grafton on Sunday, with up to five business houses broken into. Shops in Grafton were not left un- scathed, with two also targeted. Grafton police said the crime spree began some time after 10pm and fin- ished just before 6am yesterday. While unable to divulge many details, police said the businesses were situated in the small area between the railway station and a local industrial precinct. Police said doors were either kicked in or jemmied open at each of the sites. They said computers, electronic equipment and cash appeared to be the main targets, with large amounts of each stolen. Police said investigations were ongo- ing and urged members of the public with any information to contact them or crime stoppers on 1800 333 000. The Aussie Pie Shack was one of the businesses hit, but owner Darrel Perry said the premises escaped major dam- age. "They haven't smashed anything so I guess we were lucky in a way," he said. Mr Perry said the thieves gained en- try through the front door, after appar- ently trying to break in through the back. "They had a go at the back door but couldn't get in, so they jemmied the front. They stuffed up our till and took the float and also a few drinks." Mr Perry said he urged people to re- main vigilant against such attacks and ensure they were careful about security. ? Adrian Miller.