Arrest for restaurant burglary

A woman was arrested yesterday and charged in relation to two break-ins at the Portofino Restaurant in Peel Street last month.

The proprietors lost $15,000 in cash, alcohol, food and damage costs.

Eftpos cables were cut, and plates and glasses broken in incidents that allegedly occured at two separate times, 1am and 4am on September 20.

The family business opened its doors in May.

“We have arrested a 25-year-old Gisborne woman and charged her with two counts of aggravated burglary in relation to the Portofino break-ins,” said Detective Sergeant Daniel Kirk.

“She has also been charged in relation to a burglary at Awakeri in the Bay of Plenty.”

Detective Sergeant Kirk said their inquiry into the Portofino case continued.

“We want to establish who the other alleged offenders are.”

None of the stolen property has been recovered.

Police oppose bail and the woman has been held in custody, pending an appearance in Gisborne District Court tomorrow.

A woman was arrested yesterday and charged in relation to two break-ins at the Portofino Restaurant in Peel Street last month.

The proprietors lost $15,000 in cash, alcohol, food and damage costs.

Eftpos cables were cut, and plates and glasses broken in incidents that allegedly occured at two separate times, 1am and 4am on September 20.

The family business opened its doors in May.

“We have arrested a 25-year-old Gisborne woman and charged her with two counts of aggravated burglary in relation to the Portofino break-ins,” said Detective Sergeant Daniel Kirk.

“She has also been charged in relation to a burglary at Awakeri in the Bay of Plenty.”

Detective Sergeant Kirk said their inquiry into the Portofino case continued.

“We want to establish who the other alleged offenders are.”

None of the stolen property has been recovered.

Police oppose bail and the woman has been held in custody, pending an appearance in Gisborne District Court tomorrow.

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