Our riverside cafes in Yarra Street, Riverview Cafe and Thyme on the Yarra, were broken into and burgled in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 5.
A thief was captured on video security footage at both cafes and a neighbouring business, however his face was covered.
The burglar broke into Riverview (pictured) through a bottom glass panel on the front door and set off with cash registers, cash and a laptop.
It was obvious the thief injured himself (police believe his left forearm) as a large amount of blood was found on the floor of the cafe.
He also stole $40 worth of tips at Thyme on the Yarra and there was damage to the front door.
Riverview Cafe’s Nicole Salem said: “I can’t believe how someone could do this to a family business, it’s disgraceful.”
At the time the Diary went to print Doncaster Police said the thief hadn’t yet been identified.
If you have any information about the break-ins contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.