Police looking for Ceduna break-ins thief

FOOTAGE: Security footage shows the man inside Spry's Newsagency and Mitre 10 during the robbery. Picture: SAPOL

FOOTAGE: Security footage shows the man inside Spry's Newsagency and Mitre 10 during the robbery. Picture: SAPOL

Two Ceduna businesses were broken into early last Thursday morning.

Items were stolen from Spry’s Newsagency and Mitre 10, while the Ceduna Sailing Club was also damaged.

Police are investigating the incidents, with electrical items and cigarettes stolen from the newsagency.

Eleven mobile phones, including Samsung, ZTE and HTC brands and a Telstra Essentials black tablet were stolen along with a number of packets of ciagrettes. 

Security footage from the store shows the suspect, who appears to be Caucasian, of average height and build, with facial hair or side burns.

He was wearing dark pants, a dark jumper, beanie, face cover, head lamp and gloves, carrying plastic ‘Toy World’ bags.

The newsagency had its back door broken and manager Liam Spry said the surveillance video showed the perpetrator had a plan of attack.

“It seems to be a professional job, he had a balaclava on and was crawling on the floor to try and avoid the cameras,” he said.

“He knew what he wanted and was looking mainly for cigarettes and phones.

“It’s frustrating to have to deal with an incident like this, especially when coming up to a busy period and trying to run the business.”

Sailing club treasurer Brad Bowman said a window was broken, however it did not appear that anybody got inside the premises.

“The alarm went off and must have scared the person away.”

Anyone with information about the break-ins or whereabouts of the stolen items or recognise the man should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au - people can remain anonymous.