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Umina Kiosk broken into - again

"This is not good enough."

Umina Kiosk broken into - again Credit: Jasmine Greens Park Kiosk

Police are reviewing CCTV footage, after Umina's Jasmine Greens Park Kiosk was broken into – again - over the weekend.

The footage appears to show two figures dressed in black with their faces covered breaking into the Jasmine Greens Park Kiosk early on Sunday morning.

Both tills were stolen and the kiosk was smashed early on Sunday morning - owner Gabby Greyem saying it's the 30th break in the kiosk has suffered in the last 3 years.

“It’s a popular site for teenagers to come down and consume a lot of illicit substances unsupervised,” Ms Greyem says.

“Cars are vandalised on a regular basis in the carpark, people are beaten up and most Sunday morning we come to work early to clean up glass from smashed bottles and things all around the café and the kid’s playground.”

Mr Greyem is running as an independent for Central Coast Council at next month’s election, on a platform of making the area safer.

“I’ve been campaigning now for a year and half to get more council infrastructure and police support to patrol this park and make it a safe place at night,” she says.

“Last May (2016), I held a public meeting at my Café with over 50 local residents and police attending. A week after that meeting, we collected over 480 signatures calling for a new police station and a youth centre in Umina to help the kids falling through the cracks.”

Meantime, the Ms Greyem and the kiosk soldier on.

“We’re not going to let this dampen our spirits – we’re really grateful to customers for their support and we will be open today.”

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