Two arrested following break-in at award-winning eatery

Police have arrested two men
Police have arrested two men

Two men have been arrested after an award-winning Scarborough eatery as broken into just hours after a week long refurbishment was completed.

At 2.23am this morning a door was kicked in at Eat Me Cafe in Hannover Road, Scarborough.

The damaged door

The damaged door

The restaurant has just undergone a complete refurbishment and as well as the damage to the door, an i-pad and the till, containing £300 were taken.

Owner Martyn Hyde said it could have been much worse.

He said: "Thankfully it could have been a lot worse and today we are having to take orders the old-fashioned way on bits of paper.

"As the building is 200 years old and in a conservation area we have to replace the door like-for-like, we can't just stick a temporary bit of plastic on there.

"We are open as normal today and we passed the CCTV over to the police."

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called at 7.30am this morning to reports of a burglary at the Eat Me Cafe on Hanover Road, Scarborough.

"Thieves kicked in a panel of a door and gained entry to the property, taking the till and an amount of cash.

"Two men, both aged 22 from Scarborough were arrested on suspicion of burglary and currently remain in police custody.

"Anyone who witnessed anything or has any information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and speak to the Force Control Room.

"If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.)