A family-run Liverpool restaurant has been forced to temporarily close after it was ransacked by thieves resulting in damage to the property.
The Rotisserie Hub on East Prescot Road was broken into on the night of Monday 6 January with thieves stealing £40 from the till as well as bottles of spirits, wine, champagne and steaks out of the kitchen.
Posting on Facebook the restaurant said: “Restaurant will be closed until further notice. These scumbags who have targeted our family business, we hope you are very happy with our till and £40. We have CCTV but if anyone has any info please contact us. Heartbreaking.”
Merseyside Police are appealing for any information or witnesses and believe the incident took place sometime between 9pm on Monday night and 7am on Tuesday morning.
Inspector Lynsay Armbruster told the Liverpool Echo: “We’re determined to find those responsible and put them before the courts. We work closely alongside local businesses to prevent and detect crime, which we know can and does cause significant distress and inconvenience to their daily activities.
“If you saw anything suspicious in the area or captured anything on home or business CCTV, dashcam or other devices, please let us know and we will take positive action.”
In an update posted today the restaurant confirmed it is set to reopen this evening (9 January) stating: “Opening at 5pm. We are overwhelmed with the amount of support we received as a family and a business yesterday. Thank you all so much. We are working hard to try and get most of the damage cleaned up.
“We can’t afford to be closed as we have staff and rent to pay, but please bear with us as the thieves took a lot of bar stock and food. Onwards and upwards, this isn’t going to ruin our 2020.”