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Money from honesty box stolen during break-in at Belfast cafe

Money, a projector and a sketch book were among the items stolen from the Dock Cafe in the Titanic Quarter area of Belfast during a break-in
Marie Louise McConville

Money from an honesty box has been stolen during a break-in at a Belfast cafe.

The Dock Cafe, which is based in the Titanic Quarter, was forced to delay opening up yesterday morning while police investigated the burglary.

Those responsible escaped with money - thought to be a few hundred pounds - which had been placed in the cafe's honesty box on Monday as well as a projector.

The thieves also stole a sketch book, which had been left behind by mistake by a customer and which had been placed in the cafe's safe for safe keeping.

Chris Bennett, Chaplain of the Titanic Quarter, who helps with the coordination of the cafe, said: "We would just really ask that they return the sketch book, and if they find that it makes them feel better, they may find how much better it is to be honest and to treat people well, and how much more fun that is than looking out for yourself."

Mr Bennett added: "Obviously there are people who let you down, even in the day-to-day life with the honesty box. But that just makes you more determined".

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