Police are investigating after a new restaurant & café-bar in Ruddington, which only began trading in March, was raided by thieves over the weekend.
“Apotheka”, at 6 Wilford Road, was broken into early on Sunday morning, with a quantity of cash and drinks stolen. The venue is now run by Jack Robson – who originally worked for McArtney’s Catering before buying out the company in 2015 and then acquiring the former “Bar Six” business from John Noble and Lucy Would in November last year.
Jack says the criminals struck at about a quarter past six yesterday morning after he and staff had closed and cleaned up following his mother’s 50th birthday party: “This is absolutely devastating. The police were onsite within 15 minutes so a massive thank you to Nottinghamshire Police for your help. If anyone knows anything about this then please come forward. They stole our whole till and the most expensive alcohol on the shelf.”
The Dutton’s Hill venue remained closed on Sunday whilst officers carried out forensic work – and Jack and his staff then cleared up the mess. Two male suspects were captured on CCTV and were seen driving a green Skoda, although police say the registration number was not visible.
If you have any information about this incident, you’re asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 155-200522018. Or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.