Klodjan Gashi was gutted when he arrived this morning to find the door to La Crème on London Road, in Highfield, had been smashed in overnight.
While nothing of great value was taken, as no money is left on the premises overnight, he says the culprit created a ‘real mess’ while turning the shop over looking for cash.
Mr Gashi has put up a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the break-in.
“It’s very disappointing, especially at such a difficult time for small businesses. It’s a very busy road and someone must have seen something or know something,” he said.
Mr Gashi said the damage is being repaired and the shop will remain open for takeaways and deliveries.
He told how another business on the same road, Braai World steakhouse, had also been targeted overnight, with its door being forced open to gain entry.
Police said officers were called just before 4.30am today to reports of break-ins at both La Crème and Braai World , with a credit card machine taken from the dessert shop but nothing reported stolen from the steakhouse.
Anyone with information about either crime is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 80 of April 22.