Sheppie business robbed of equipment

2016-04-28 06:00

ALL it took was three perpetrators and five minutes for approximately R100 000 worth of equipment to be stolen from Nashua in Port Shepstone on Sunday morning.

Managing director, Clive McLain, said operating equipment was taken during the break-in.

“We’ve had to make a plan and bring in some equipment in order for business to run as usual. Fortunately, we didn’t lose any data as we have a back-up,” he said.

The incident took place at 5.30am. An alert security guard noticed the men entering the premises and became suspicious as it seemed they were casing the place.

“He contacted the police and told them something was amiss, but the police didn’t respond.

“He then heard the alarm go off so he called police again and told them there was a break-in in progress. They still didn’t respond,” said McLain.

The alarm security company took about 10 minutes to arrive.

According to the CCTV camera footage the alarm was triggered as soon as the men entered the business and remained blaring for the duration of the break-in.

“Before they left, one of the men got onto a table and ripped the siren off the wall and fled.

“We arrived at the business and called the police twice.

“They responded two and a half hours later.”

McLain said the security guard must be commended for being alert and contacting the police.

“He did the right thing and his efforts are appreciated.”

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said the burglars allegedly got away with the loot in a motor vehicle.

“Investigations are continuing. A business break-in case was opened,” she said.

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