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Homeowners frustrated after cooler break-in and pies stolen from store

The pie shop had to close yesterday so the owners could restock ingredients, bake pies and buy new padlocks and bars for the cooler door. Photo / Bevan Conley

Maggies Pies in Castlecliff had the contents of her outdoor cooler stolen after it was broken into on Wednesday night.

Josephine Erni owns the patisserie with partner Bruce Leslie and said when they arrived at work at 3.30am on Thursday the padlock and security bar on the other side of the cooler door were missing and the contents of their cooler had been taken.

She thought the padlocks and bar had been broken and taken off site.

“I thought I was going crazy because I couldn’t find them. You guess yourself,” she said.

She said pies, pastries, chicken, cheese, bacon and mushrooms were taken.

“It almost seemed like they picked the pies and ingredients they wanted because everything they took was on different shelves.

The pie shop had to close yesterday so the owners could restock ingredients, bake pies and buy new padlocks and bars for the cooler door.  Photo / Bevan Conley
The pie shop had to close yesterday so the owners could restock ingredients, bake pies and buy new padlocks and bars for the cooler door. Photo / Bevan Conley

“I like to think maybe they had a family or kids they couldn’t support. You just don’t know.”

“But we still have a business to run.”

She said they should install security cameras where the chiller was because they only had them in front.

The store was closed on Thursday to restock ingredients, bake pies and buy new padlocks and bars for the cooler door.

“The day was a bit long.

“You just gotta keep going, you can’t let this get you down.”