The food and other items were stolen on Saturday night from Papa Ngatipa and Mama Kura, who cook for a living.
“You should’ve just asked for some (food), they would’ve given it”, the couple’s granddaughter told the thieves in a Facebook post.
In addition, a Cook Islands Police Service spokesman said in a statement a local restaurant was broken into over the weekend. The break-in was reported to police on Monday morning after the owners found dry goods and alcohol had been taken from the premises.
CINews approached the restaurant owners for comment, but they declined. A police spokesperson confirmed the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) is now investigating the incident.
“The owners of commercial properties need awareness about security measures,” the spokesperson said.