Staff wages stolen in brazen bar break-in
NEW business owner Cameron Scott's love for Nambour has been shaken by brazen thieves.
A safe with the weekend's takings was stolen from the office of Mr Scott's live music bar Nook & Cranny overnight.
Mr Scott, his father Douglas and their business partner Ryan Sey opened the bohemian-themed venue in Currie St about three months ago.
It came after they spent nine months building and fitting out the bar themselves.
"It's just a little bit disheartening to know you put so much effort in for the community and then the minority go and destroy it for the majority," Mr Scott, 25, said.
Mr Scott grew up in Nambour and returned to the Sunshine Coast 18 months ago after living in Melbourne for four years.
He saw an opportunity to set up the bar in the town he loved and went for it.
"I really promote Nambour."
His main concern was for his staff.
The money in the safe was meant to pay their wages today.
"I just want to make sure that they get looked after."
Thieves had smashed through a glass front door before prying open an office door and stealing the safe.
They also spray painted over some of the CCTV cameras inside in an attempt to conceal their actions.
Police believe the thieves broke in between 11.30pm yesterday and 6.30am today.
Mr Scott said he hoped the bar could recover before this weekend's all-day charity concert.
He said bands would be playing at the bar from 1pm Saturday until 1am Sunday to raise money for Cyclone Pam victims in Vanuatu.
"We have just got to get our feet back on the ground."
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.