Masked suspect targets eatery

A CCTV photo shows a person who may have been involved in the incident. Photo supplied

Police are investigating after a person caused damage to a popular east Auckland eatery.

The Apothecary Licensed Eatery posted on its Facebook page on November 20 that staff arrived that morning to find the Picton Street establishment had been broken into.

“If anyone saw or heard anything at 3.51am please let us know so that we can forward any information to the police,” the business wrote.

“We have a full description [of the offender] from our cameras.”

The post included photos of damage caused to a door at the eatery and CCTV images of a person who may have been involved.

The individual captured on film appears to have been using a blue vehicle, was of thin build and was wearing a black jacket and white pants.

They were also wearing a face mask.

A police spokesperson told the Times: “Police received a report of an attempted break-in at a commercial premises on Picton Street between 8.30pm on November 19 and 6.30am on November 20.

“Nothing was stolen. Enquiries are under way.”

People with information on the incident can phone police on 105 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers tip-off line on 0800 555 111.