Close but no cigar-ettes

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Deanmill Workers Club President Jenny Elms said the theft was disappointing.
Camera IconDeanmill Workers Club President Jenny Elms said the theft was disappointing. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Deanmill Workers Club was broken into on Sunday, with thieves taking liquor bottles and a bucket.

The thieves gained entry to the club by smashing the front door and were caught on CCTV attempting to steal cigarettes but they were foiled by the locks on the cigarette cabinet and had to settle for alcohol instead.

Club president Jenny Elms said the theft was disappointing. “This club is here for the community, we don’t make a huge profit, we keep costs down as low as we can to keep it available and attractive to the whole community,” she said.

“To have a break-in like that when everybody is really suffering is very disappointing.”

Police want anyone who saw a car leaving Deanmill and heading towards Manjimup about 4.15am on Sunday to contact them.

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