A burglar left a family feeling “scared and sickened” after breaking into their village café in the middle of the night.
The family, who own Rumblin Tums, on Primrose Hill, were woke up by the burglar who was kicking their way through the glass door in the early hours of April 14.
Owner of the shop, Mehmet and his family, who live above the café, were horrified when they switched on the CCTV screen to see the burglar leaving with the café till.
Speaking to MyKingsNews, general manager of the café, Sehnaz said: “It was horrible and scary as we have never been through anything like this before.
“Especially in Kings because the area is lovely. To know these type of people live in the area makes our stomach turn.
“We were woken up to some loud noises coming from outside. We thought it was work going on the tracks behind the shop but then we heard another bang and realised what was happening.
“We switched on the CCTV camera and saw the burglar in the shop which was horrible.”
CCTV of the burglary was published online by Sehnaz in an appeal to find the culprit.
In the video, the burglar can be seen leaving the shop 26 seconds after forcing entry with the café’s till in hand.
Police have confirmed that the burglar left with a second male and travelled on separate motorbikes and headed towards Station Road.
The till has been recovered by police and returned to the owners but around £50 had been taken.
Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/33790/19 or report information online at herts.police.uk/Report