A South Hedland pub is facing a $20,000 damage bill and a shop owner woke to find the front entrance to her businesses destroyed in two separate ram raids this week police believe are connected. Last Chance Tavern’s drive-through bottleshop roller doors were smashed in overnight on August 2, and Seven Four Seven Supplies on Wedge Street’s entry was destroyed by the ram raiders on the same night. Police believe the incidents were carried out by juveniles in from the East Pilbara in a stolen vehicle. South Hedland Police Inspector Mark Fleskens said the two break-ins were connected. “It is early in the investigation and the investigation is still ongoing,” he said. Seven Four Seven Supplies owner Eileen Reweti arrived to her store Tuesday morning to find the front door destroyed and metal from the top out of place, causing safety concerns. “I was in shock when I came in, I really didn’t expect to find what I found,” she said. “It’s just getting worse and worse. I can’t put up with this anymore, it’s so stressful. “I was about to give up yesterday but I had lots of support from friends around here so it gave me a bit of strength.” Ms Reweti said Tuesday was the first time she had dealt with an incident of this nature and it raised a lot of questions. “This was my first experience of a ram-raid, they rammed the shop and caused so much damage.” “What am i going to do? Am I going to shut shop all together? Am I going to keep carrying on like this because it’s just not on.” Last Chance Tavern bottle shop manager Sam Lowe said he was gutted when he saw the damage. “We are locally owned and supported by the locals and it’s just a shame you invest so much into a town and you still get these problems,” he said. “It’s such a petty crime and it happens so frequently now, what do you do? “I do feel for the police in a way because they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. “It’s not an issue that is unique to Port Hedland, it is all over the North West from Broome to Newman and it’s really disappointing to see. The damage bill for the roller door is expected to top $20,000. Mr Lowe said one month ago the pub had three break-ins in one night. “We had to close the drive-through until 4pm which is four hours of business we lost, there is a cost not just in stock and reparations but a loss of business too,” he said. “It’s not like we are a big corporation that can just bare the costs.” Anyone with information regarding the ram raids should contact police.