Sticky Fingers won’t give in to crime

2014-05-01 00:00

THE show goes on at Pietermaritzburg night club Sticky Fingers despite a recent break-in in which equipment worth thousands of rand was stolen.

The 23-year-old club in Manchester Road was broken into a week ago. Mountain Rise police have since recovered most of the stolen items and arrested two men in connection with the theft.

Club owner Jay Singh said the break-in happened on Thursday, when his equipment was ransacked by professionals who did not break anything, but were nevertheless able to gain access to the club.

He said he had not closed the club after the break-in because he did not want to give in to criminals at the expense of revellers, and on Friday had replaced all the stolen items to ensure that the Saturday and Sunday events went ahead as scheduled.

“I must express my gratitude to the Mountain Rise police for their swift work in recovering 90% of the stolen equipment,” he said.

“We are grateful to the Mountain Rise police who recovered the stolen goods, which were found stashed in various places like Woodlands, Bisley and Pelham,” he said.

He said the police were also supportive of the club, providing a visible presence to ensure that the public and patrons were safe.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said a case of burglary is being investigated.

“Two suspects aged 28 and 31 were arrested and appeared today [yesterday] in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court,” said Naicker.

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