Three people who broke into the Heathcote Post Office and Newsagency ransacked the store and stole parcel waiting to be collected by locals.
The Linnell family who run the Heathcote Post Office and Newsagency returned to business as usual on Wednesday after their store was broken into at 2.20am on Saturday morning.
Co-owner Bryan Linnell said he responded to an alarm that went off during the break-in.
"They attempted to open the safe, ransacked the cupboards and a few parcels waiting to be collected were taken," he said.
"Some were also opened and the contents taken."
The family were unable to open for business on Saturday and operated with limited money and stamps on Monday and Tuesday.
"The problem we had was limited access in the morning," Mr Linnell said. "We usually oen at 7am but weren't able to do that.
"We also had to take the newspapers to our house to wrap and prepare them for delivery. We were able to sell a few papers from the door of the shop."
Mr Linnell said they weren't able to access the safe because of damage done by the thieves.
"Once police arrived from Bendigo, they went through and then allowed us in," he said.,
"So we were closed on Saturday and weren't able to trade or open the safe because of damage. We also operate as a bank and were restricting amounts of cash people could have. Today back in business."
Despite the disruption to service, Mr Linnell said the customers had been excellent.
"The support we have received is second to none," he said. "There has been excellent support from customers and staff as well as Heathcote and Bendigo police who were superb in their response."
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