A CAFE owner is still reeling after she and her husband discovered a person had broken into her business over the weekend.
Symonds Street Cafe's Trudy Cook initially thought the noise she could hear was a car crash, instead it was someone trying to break through the front door.
Bendigo police are appealing for anyone with information on the attempted burglary to come forward, with Detective Senior Constable Debbie Graham saying it took place at about 9.45pm on Saturday 2 March.
Mrs Cook noticed something was wrong when she heard noises coming from the front of the Golden Square premises and went to investigate.
She saw the intruder and closed a door that led into the couple's residence, which is also on the property.
A panel in that door was damaged during the incident, with husband Murray Cook sustaining small cuts to his eye from the broken glass, Mrs Cook said.
Mr Cook pursued the intruder out of the store, where he was threatened with a knife, Mrs Cook said.
"I just said to him (Mr Cook) 'stop, this is not worth it'," she said.
The couple were still coming to terms with the incident and Mrs Cook said she still felt "on edge".
"We'll get past it, but it will take some time," Mrs Cook said.
Mrs Cook said the business lost a day of trade Monday, with the store reopening on Tuesday.
A CT scan on Sunday showed there was no glass in Mr Cook's eye and he was taking drops to make sure it healed, Mrs Cook said.
Detective Senior Constable Graham said nothing was taken during the incident, but that the store's owners were left with a damage bill of $700.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who had information to contact the Bendigo police station on 5448 1300.
People can also make a report through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppers.com.au.
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