Tumut cafe windows smashed

CCTV footage of the incident.

A Tumut couple is reeling after windows were smashed at their Russell Street Cafe for the second time this month on Wednesday morning.

Paul and Kayanne Bevan had only recently opened K and T’s Cafe when they arrived at work on Tuesday June 8 to find a window smashed.

“It took a week to replace it,” Mr Bevan said.

Then, shortly before 4.30am on Wednesday, someone has been seen on security camera footage walking down Russell Street and throwing a rock at one of the cafe’s windows, then at another window, the one smashed in the first attack. This time the rock bounces off, so they pick it up, and throw it again.

Police attended and examined the scene, including the rock used, and the video footage. Investigations are continuing.

Mr Bevan said it would cost between $2000 and $4000 to replace the windows, and that this would not be covered by insurance.

“We will end up having to roller-shut the whole front,” Mrs Bevan said.

“This is not right at all. I hate criminals.”

Jess Bevan and her mother Kayanne with one of the smashed windows at K and T’s Cafe in Russell Street.

The Bevans have lived in Tumut for 20 years and find it hard to believe this could happen.

“I know there are criminals in Tumut, but this is just a low act,” Mrs Bevan said.