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Subway store owner tells Neil Mitchell why he’s ‘given up’ on Victoria Police

The owner of several Subway stores hit by thieves across Melbourne says he’s given up on Victoria’s police force.

Sunny Singh told Neil Mitchell ‘nothing’ was being done to catch those responsible.

Mr Singh, who said he moved to Australia for a ‘better’ life, owns five Subway franchises.

He said those stores had been hit by thieves nine times over the past two years.

His Epping store was broken into on Sunday night. He said he’d stopped calling police to deal with the problem.

‘There’s no point,’ Mr Singh said on 3AW Mornings.

‘They just don’t do anything.

‘They literally come and waste my time, as in trading time.

‘Out of all these occasions ? eight times in 2015 ? nobody has ever been caught.’

Mr Singh said his employees no longer wanted to come to work because they feared for their safety.

He said he had previously owned a handful of bottle-shops, but sold them ‘at a loss’ because the problem was worse.

‘I didn’t want to die in a bottle-shop,’ he said.

‘I was getting robbed every week.’

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