NSRI at a huge loss after theft

2015-10-20 06:00

Suspects gained entrance to the storeroom by breaking through the wall.

Suspects gained entrance to the storeroom by breaking through the wall.

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The National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI) storeroom in Maitland was broken into Friday last week.

The storeroom was burgled despite it being in a secure office park which has electric fencing and 24-hour security.

The store was ransacked and medical supplies, splints, spinal trauma boards, boxes of branded NSRI uniforms, drums of oil, tools and boat propellers have been taken amongst other items.

Guards had immediately checked all windows and doors and found no sign of any attempted entry.

Craig Lambinon, NSRI spokesperson says NSRI personnel arrived to investigate and found that on the far corner of the building, which has no windows and is essentially on the outside of the security complex, access had been gained through the double bricked wall at knee height. Suspects most likely broke through the wall with the use of a sledgehammer.

Police were on the scene and have opened a case of robbery which they are investigating. Anyone with information that can assist the police in their investigation can call the Maitland Police Station on 021 506 9400.

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