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senseless damage Shocking footage shows Dublin cafe being broken into for the THIRD time in two months

'One of the burglaries saw a scumbag coming in through the sky light in the kitchen,' the owner of Gerard’s Delis has said


A popular Dublin coffee shop was targeted by bungling thieves this morning as the anti-social behaviour in the capital continues to torment unlucky business owners.

Ciaran Nolan, who owns Gerard’s Delis on Leeson Street and Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, took to Instagram this morning to call out the lack of support for small businesses after the coffee shops were broken into for the “third time since early December”.

“It is just so sh*t after the pandemic to have these spots smashed up like this.

"It puts out of business for a few days and I have to send staff home,” Nolan explained to the Sunday World this afternoon.

“We are a 90 percent card business, so we carry very little cash at any stage in a working week. We have signs up to say that too.

"But these scumbags are thick and keep coming back thinking it’s going to change.

“The first time they broke in they grabbed a laptop which we use for deliveries. But nothing else.

"It is just senseless damage, which forces us to close our doors. It costs thousands to fix and sometimes you have to wait to get the glass.

“One of the burglaries saw a scumbag coming in through the sky light in the kitchen.

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Gerard's deli on Sir John Rogerson's Quay was targeted by burglars this morning

Gerard's deli on Sir John Rogerson's Quay was targeted by burglars this morning

Gerard's deli on Sir John Rogerson's Quay was targeted by burglars this morning

"He got nothing because there was no cash on site. But he smashed a window in the kitchen meaning that the food-prep area was completely ruined and contaminated.

“In one of the earlier robberies the lads were caught, but were freed two hours later.

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"The cops are brilliant when they are here on site but it is always after the robberies so it is too late.”

In the emotional and angry post on social media this morning they stated: “The Government and the City Council need to get the finger out and clean up our city. They have both let the city go to ruin over the last two years.”

Gerard’s is the latest in a long line of small business targeted for cash in recent months as society tries to recover after the pandemic.

Kakilang on Bachelor’s Walk was broken into at 7am in the morning as cars drove past last month and was forced to close for a few days.

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