Alarm alert out for businesses

2016-07-27 06:00

GREYTOWN Police Chief, Lieutenant-Colonel Mchunu has issued a warning to local businesses in regard to a security alarm "scam".

In an interview with the Greytown Gazette Colonel Mchunu said the modus operandi is to cut a business alarm - they then wait for the security firm to respond. Once the security firm has checked that there has been no break in and departed, the thieves then return and operate undetected as there is no alarm.

Colonel Mchunu urges business owners and staff, when responding to an alarm and no break in is found, to recheck the premises within 30 to 60 minutes to ensure that the thieves have not returned to carry out their crime knowing that there is no alarm.

He reported that a local hardware business had been the victim of such an operation last Friday - the thieves had gone through the ceiling and cut a alarm. They had then waited for the security firm to come and go and then returned and had sufficient time to break open a walk-in safe.

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