A popular South Hedland tavern fell victim to another ram-raid on Sunday night, believed to be instigated by a group of young offenders and the second incident of its kind in the town in the past two months. Police gathered at the Last Chance Tavern early Monday morning to review CCTV footage of the incident, which left the windows, roller doors and front entrance of the establishment so badly smashed up staff were unable to open for business. A Last Chance Tavern spokesperson said the footage depicted a group of young male offenders. “We’ve just watched the footage for the third time and its a whole mob of them,” he said. The alleged group behind the rain began their evening of crime in the early hours of Monday by entering a home on Egret Crescent through an unlocked back door. While inside, the offenders stole two sets of car keys and a handbag, before using one set of keys to gain entry to a Toyota LandCruiser Prado GXL, then rammed the vehicle through the front gate and took off down the street. The Last Chance Tavern spokesperson said the group reached the tavern at about 2.25am Monday morning, where they rammed the vehicle through the front of the store. “We’ve been targeted five times in two months,” he said. “We just got a new bloody garage door and now they’ve smashed the place up again.” Having spent all morning reviewing footage, the man said he was convinced at least one of the juveniles was a regular offender. “I’m 100 per cent sure one of them is the same, his clothing, the way he was wiping his finger prints off... and he has already been caught twice before,” he said. “He knows where the scotch and the bourbon is, all the expensive stuff, this is where they get their grog and cigarettes.” The man said the issue placed a serious financial burden on the business. “I’m going to have to get security guards to bloody stand out here all night,” he said. “God knows how much it will cost me.” Having been targeted multiple times, the man said more needed to be done. “There are no consequences, the cops are pulling their hair out because they catch them and the courts just let them out and say ‘naughty boy don’t do it again’... so why would they stop,” he said. The vehicle has since been located near a mine site out of town, caught on an exclusion barrier, badly bogged and with the roof completely smashed in. Port Hedland Police officer in charge senior sergeant Steve Cleal said police believed the offenders were juveniles from out of town. “We have reason to believe they’ve come in from one of the communities outside of town,” he said. “We don’t have anyone in custody at this point, and we’re still searching for the white Toyota LandCruiser Prado.” Sen Sgt Cleal said ram raids were not a new crime, but had started to become more common. “We’ve definitely had a few this year — about a month ago was Yummy Noodle and prior to that was the 777 on Wedge Street in Port,” he said. “Obviously it’s devastating for businesses, these incidents cost tens-of-thousands of dollars in damage. “Ram raids aren’t exactly something you can warn the community about like some other petty crime, but we’d just ask that if anyone sees suspicious behaviour they report it — we don’t know what you don’t tell us.” C & Hai’s Cafe was also targeted in the crime spree, with the front door to the popular Port Hedland eatery smashed in. Last Chance Tavern was also targeted during a similar incident in August, which saw eight juveniles smash the roller doors of the drive-through bottle shop.