Teens face 30 charges after Yeppoon business hit
TWO weeks ago thieves broke into Yeppoon's The Grind cafe, raided the till and stole thousands of dollars.
It was one of nine alleged Yeppoon CBD business break-ins during the past month that police say was committed by a group of Capricorn Coast teenagers.
Five youths have been charged with 30 offences, including lighting an unauthorised fire.
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Yesterday was The Grind cafe manager Sally Gray's first day back at work following a holiday in the UK.
Ms Gray said as a result of the break-in, the cafe had upped its security measures by installing security cameras.
Yeppoon Detective Salli Cohen said the teenagers, who were aged between 14 and 16, were alleged to have broken into several businesses.
The Morning Bulletin understands among the properties broken into were a landscaping business near the CBD, and Yeppoon State High School.
Det Cohen said although several affected business were locked during the break-ins, many were not secure.
She encouraged all Capricorn Coast businesses to make sure their properties were locked up.
The teenagers are expected to appear in Yeppoon Children's Court today.