Beach restaurant

Sobo Beach restaurant divided into weeks after opening

The BEACH Sobo Beach restaurant in Southbourne was robbed early Thursday morning, just weeks after it opened.

A man got off the restaurant’s open-top double-decker bus and stole cash and alcohol, staff said.

In a post on Twitter, Sobo Beach posted CCTV footage of a man inside the bus with the caption: “Disappointing but we were robbed in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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“We are appealing to any witnesses who saw this individual around 6 a.m. near the beach, or to any information allowing him to be identified.”

Speaking about the break-in, Operations Manager Rich Slater said: ‘A guy broke in in the early hours of the morning, just after 6am yesterday morning.

“It was a pretty cheeky time to do it because there were already people on the beach at the time, so hopefully someone might have seen something.

“He broke into the top of the bus and inside and basically raided the crates for the crate floats and took bottles of liquor with him.

“I reported it via the online portal yesterday and have yet to be contacted by the police.

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“It’s just added frustration when we rushed to open in time for the short-term summer and with everything else it’s been quite complicated and that’s an added complication that we don’t really need. right now.”

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: ‘We can confirm we received a report at 10.06pm on Thursday July 28, 2022 of a break-in at Sobo Beach on Southbourne seafront.

“It was reported that entry was obtained at a bar around 6am on Thursday July 28 and cash and spirits were stolen.

“Officers will investigate this incident. No arrests have been made.”

Asked if Sobo Beach would continue its service as normal, Mr Slater said: ‘We refuse to be stopped from doing what we do best.