Police are investigating a break-in at the Fun Tea cafe, in Adelaide’s Chinatown district, where a young woman was allegedly assaulted nine days ago.

Key points:

  • Police were called to the business just after midnight
  • The front roller shutter had been forced open, but no-one was found inside
  • The business has been in the public spotlight after an alleged assault occurred there

The security roller shutter of the business on Gouger Street in Adelaide’s CBD was forced open, and police were called to the premises just after midnight.

Officers searched the cafe but no-one was found inside, and police said it was unclear if anything had been stolen.

Police have urged anyone with information about the break-in to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Images on social media prior to the break-in show abusive messages scrawled on the front windows of the business, which has been in the public spotlight after an alleged assault occurred there nine days ago.

Footage of that incident, which went viral on social media, shows a verbal dispute between a man and a young woman who makes claims about wage theft.

The man can be heard denying the claims.

The video then shows another man stepping in and striking the woman in the face before kicking her to the ground.

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Footage of the alleged assault went viral on social media.

That man — a 39-year-old from Glen Osmond — has since been arrested and charged with assault.

Fun Tea has taped a note to the door acknowledging “a complaint about the employee’s pay or rates of pay” but said the claim was unrelated to the alleged assault.

Dozens of protesters gathered in the Chinatown district yesterday urging better wage protections for vulnerable workers, especially migrants and international students.