Wokalup Tavern hit twice in one month

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter

The Wokalup Tavern was broken into at the weekend for the second time in a month.

Reportedly disguised in hoodies and sunglasses, the thieves allegedly smashed through the front door of the tavern with a hammer and stole about $3500 worth of alcohol and cigarettes.

“In the early hours of Saturday, September 30, offenders smashed through the front of the hotel, then entered the bottle shop and caused damage,” Harvey police Sen. Sgt Laurie Morley said.

“They then stole a substantial amount of liquor.”

The owners estimate the total cost of stolen goods and damages to be about $4000.

The alleged thieves used a hammer to smash through the front door of the tavern.
Camera IconThe alleged thieves used a hammer to smash through the front door of the tavern. Credit: Supplied

Snr. Sgt Morley said two arrests were made later that day.

“As a result of evidence obtained at the scene a 13-year-old Dalyellup boy and a 17-year-old Bunbury boy were charged with burglary and stealing,” Snr. Sgt Morley said.

Broken glass was scattered all over the floor of the tavern.
Camera IconBroken glass was scattered all over the floor of the tavern. Credit: Supplied
Broken glass was scattered all over the floor of the tavern.
Camera IconBroken glass was scattered all over the floor of the tavern. Credit: Supplied

The incident comes just weeks after a separate break-in occurred, which cost the business $10,000 in stolen goods and damage.

Tavern owners Megan Hardwick and Bruce Hathway installed a $2000 alarm system after the last break-in, which occurred on Sunday, September 10.

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