Burglars break into seafront cafe with sledgehammers to steal safe with £45k

Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 2:50 pm

Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at Graces Place café in Madeira Drive, Brighton, at 12.47am on Monday (17 August).

Graces Place holeCCTV shows three men taking a safe containing £45,000 from the café before loading it into a white Ford Transit van and driving away east on Madeira Drive.

It is believed sledge hammers were use to make two holes in the wall to get inside the café.

PC James Breeds said: “Making these holes would likely have caused a significant amount of noise and it’s possible members of the public who live nearby may have head something.

“Please contact us if you witnessed this incident or have any other information about who the suspects are to help with our investigation.”

Any witness or anyone with information about the incident is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 158 of 17/08. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    It is an extraordinary amount of money for a café to leave in a safe.

  2. Tim Galvin Reply

    That’s an insane amount of money.

    You have to question why anyone would leave such a large amount of cash, which must be several weeks of takings, in a safe and not in be bank, unless they had some other reason that putting it in the bank was not in their interests!

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