The Northern Territory news Thu 30 May 2019
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THURSDAY MAY 30 2019 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA THREE people who broke into Camping World in Berrimah yesterday morning entered the premises with a knife, and escaped with a machete. Police are investigating the break-in between 3.45am and 4.10am, in which offenders breached a fortress of roller doors and entered a property that had been impregnable for more than a decade. No arrests have been made. Camping World owner Kevin Thomas said he had been left feeling hopeless and empty after the crime. Were absolutely gutted this can happen, he said. We work extremely hard its a horrible feeling that someone could come and do that to us. Mr Thomas said thieves stole up to $2000 cash and a Camillus 17-inch hunting knife from the premises. Damage to the property, including smashed windows, a broken electric fence and roller doors, is also in the thousands. Investigations are now under way to identify the three offenders who left behind a series of CCTV cameos. Camping World has footage of the group entering the prop Thieves breach camping fortress erty, and has also found footage of ostensibly the same group entering a taxi at the nearby Puma Truck City. Forensics yesterday scoured the property and lifted a sample of blood found on the stores counter for DNA testing. Prior to the break-in, the group can be seen in CCTV footage scouting the area before attempting to enter adjacent business Mower World with a knife, hammer and screwdriver. The thieves can be seen on the property for an hour and a half before the break-in, during which time the belongings including wallets and identification documents of property caretakers were stolen as they slept. After spending $7000$10,000 on repairs and security upgrades yesterday, including a new lighting system and heavy-duty brackets to reinforce the roller doors, Mr Thomas said he would be sleeping in his office on-site for the time being. The advice weve had from both security and police is they will return, he said. The chances are Ill be sleeping in here tonight, and the night after, and the night after. STEVE VIVIAN Camping World and Compleat Angler Darwin owner Kevin Thomas at the store in Berrimah yesterday, is devastated by the break-in. INSET: CCTV footage of the people who broke into the store Hot Tamale definitely on fire at awards HOT Tamale was crowned the Territorys Best Overall Restaurant at the 2019 Hospitality NT Awards last night. It was a double celebration for the Waterfront Mexican restaurant with its head chef Martin Bouchier taking out the Best Chef Award. Other key awards went to the DoubleTree by Hilton, Esplanade for Best Overall Accommodation Hotel; Best Overall Small Club Darwin Trailer Boat Club; Best Overall Large Club Gillen Club; and Best Overall Hotel Beachfront Hotel. CEO of Hospitality NT Des Crowe said it was important to acknowledge venues and hardworking staff throughout the Territory. We know our venues shape the Territory experience of locals and tourists alike and showcasing excellence ensures we continue to strive for better, Mr Crowe said. Daly Waters Hotel took out Best Wayside Inn with significant upgrades to its accommodation, outdoor pool area and airconditioned new bistro ensuring the travelling public and regional workers continue to have a fantastic experience at this iconic venue. And in their first year, The Landmark @ Gateway won Best New Venue, Best LateNight Venue, Best Hotel Gaming Venue and were joint winners of Best Marketed Venue. Trio in hospital after car crash A WOMAN was in a critical condition and another woman and a man in hospital after their car crashed into a tree near Katherine on Tuesday. The 56-year-old male driver freed himself from the vehicle but two women had to be extricated by NTFRS. Ofers apply from 30/05/19 until 04/06/19, except 4 day ofer which is only valid until 02/06/19 while stocks last. Prices may vary in country areas. Some products and ofers may not be available in all stores. Save statements are based on the lowest of the regular single selling price across our Northern Territory Metro stores. All wine, sparkling and champagne bottles are 750mL unless otherwise stated. Not valid in conjunction with any other ofer. Price available on products featured in the multiples specified. Retail limits apply. No further discount. Liquor and tobacco not sold to under 18s. Not all promotions available online. www.liquorland.com.au 609394_LL_3005_NT Tintara McLaren Vale Shiraz Brown Brothers Prosecco 1 x Pepperjack Barossa Shiraz & 2 x Mildara Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Sensi Prosecco DOC 18K SAVE $8 2 FOR $ 36 SAVE $18 2 FOR $ 22 OFFER ENDS SUNDAY SAVE $11 $ 19 ea SAVE $31 BUNDLE $ 42
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