By Evelyn Leckie
A string of unfortunate events has left a Seymour business struggling to get back on its feet.
Earlier this month, a driver lost control of their vehicle, smashing into the store front of PJ Cupcakes in Seymour.
Four days later, two males entered the store through the damaged entrance, and stole stock worth up to $7000.
Owner Peta Crowl said she was trying to focus on the positive sides.
“I’m staying positive, the driver who lost control wasn’t hurt and luckily I didn’t come face to face with the people who broke into my store,” Ms Crowl said.
“I actually arrived at the store one minute after they had left, I don’t know what I would have done. I’m glad they didn’t cause further damage to the store.”
Ms Crowl said the car crash had caused serious structural damage to the front of her store, meaning she has to close the store front until the building was repaired.
“We were hoping after the crash the builders could help make the store safe – but the damaged entrance made the store vulnerable to thieves,” she said.
“I still am taking cake orders, but it’s going to be a long road ahead with the shop having to close this month.”
Police released CCTV images of two Caucasian males who attended the shop on Anzac Ave at 9pm on January 9.
The men arrived in a White AU Ford Falcon Utility with their rear tail light out.
Police allege they broke through the temporary fencing surrounding the entrance.
One man was wearing dark coloured pants, a white t-shirt and was carrying a black shoulder bag. The other male was of medium build, wearing a yellow t-shirt and dark coloured shorts.
Police have urged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers 1800 33 000 or Seymour Police on 5735 0200.
To support PJ Cupcakes, order or help out by contacting the business through their Facebook page, facebook.com/pjcupcakeseymour