Restaurant owner issues security call

A RESTAURATEUR has warned businesses to take extra security measures after a break-in at his premises.

Noonu Miah, owner of Pataka Indian restaurant in Causewayside, said he wanted to warn other firms in the area not to leave cash on their properties overnight after thieves forced their way through the front door of his restaurant during the night.

They made off with 120 from the till, a charity collection box, wine and spirits.

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Following the theft, which took place between 11.30pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday, he said: "When we got here, we saw the door was wide open. They'd put in a post to break the lock and taken all the money and the charity money we collected money for our local mosque, and some wine and spirits.

"I'd like to mention to everybody else not to leave money in the shop. Everyone should be vigilant."

A police spokesman said: "Lothian and Borders Police are investigating following a break-in and theft from a restaurant at Causewayside."

Anyone with information should call contact police on 0131-311 3131, or Crimestoppers on 0800-555 111.