Greenfields butcher flooded with business and support after break ins

A Greenfields butcher has been inundated by community support after it was broken into twice over a two-week period.

Last week, the Mandurah Mail reported on the consistent crime committed again businesses at the Murdoch Drive Shopping Centre, with Lenny's Family Butcher admitting they were "struggling to stay afloat" due to burglary costs.

The store lost $10,000 when smashed glass went through the stock, with owner Lenny Priest being forced to work for free to pay back the bills.

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Lenny's Butcher employee Matt Marshall said customers had bandied behind the business since.

"Our windows are empty, we have no stock left," he said.

"We want to thank our customers.

Our windows are empty, we have no stock left.

Lenny's Butcher employee Matt Marshall

"If we can keep that community support going for small businesses, that would be awesome.

"The crime comes from 1 or 2 per cent of the population - it's generally a really good area."

Looking forward, Mr Marshall said the business had purchased additional cameras and ordered roller shutters.

"We're doing as much as we can to help protect ourselves," he said.

The community support has been brilliant.

Ugly Mugs Cafe owner Marilyn McLean

"The businesses here are independently owned, which makes it difficult to collaboratively purchase cameras."

Mr Marshall said extra police presence would be hard to ask for.

"There's not enough police as it is so we don't want to be stretching the resources," he said.

Ugly Mugs Cafe owner Marilyn McLean said customers should continue to support local Greenfields businesses.

"We have fresh local produce, good customer service and good deals," she said.

"We also have really good parking. The community support has been brilliant."

Peel Chamber of Commerce general manager Andrew McKerrell said small businesses were the "lifeblood" of a community.

"Community support for our local small businesses is so important at this time and is it fantastic to see the community rally behind these businesses when they are doing it tough," he said.

"These people support our sporting clubs, schools and charity groups, whilst also providing employment gateways for our youth.

"But they can only do this if we all support them and shop locally.

"Small businesses in the Peel region are a big deal, making up over 97 per cent of all businesses within the region, and employing over 20,000 locals - so if you support them, they support you back."