Probe launched after break in at popular Aberdeen cafe

© Foodstory/FacebookA photo of the damaged window was shared on Foodstory's Facebook page
A photo of the damaged window was shared on Foodstory's Facebook page

A police probe has been launched after an Aberdeen eatery was broken into.

Foodstory was targeted by thieves and had its till taken during the raid.

Police were called to the vegetarian and vegan cafe and restaurant on Thistle Street, yesterday morning at 9.45am.

The door of the cafe was damaged as a result and yesterday was boarded up.

Police Scotland confirmed the till had been stolen during the break-in.

A police spokesman said: “An investigation is currently ongoing.”

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Staff were able to open the store shortly after discovering the premises had been broken into.

The eatery is expected to open at its normal time today.

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In a statement on social media staff said: “Everyone is OK and we managed to open a few hours after we discovered it.”

They went on to thank staff who were on shift and the police for “responding so quickly”.

Detective Constable Paul Wigley said: “We are carrying out inquiries following a theft by housebreaking at Foodstory.

“This incident has been be both inconvenient and costly for the owner and we are carrying out a thorough investigation.

“We would appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time this happened and may have seen anything unusual or suspicious to contact us on 101 using reference number CF0131070519.

“Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.”

Foodstory opened in 2013 after a kickstarter campaign, serving vegan and vegetarian options, as well for all different types of dietary requirements.