Shazam Ibrahim, the
proprietor of Cell Shop on Light
Street is now counting his losses
as the store was broken into some
time Thursday morning. Reports are
that the breakage might have
occurred some time around 03:00
The proprietor said that the
security service, despite
receiving an alarm,
failed to respond.
According to Shazam Ibrahim, he
received a call around 07:00 hours
Thursday from the security service
stating that his business place
had been broken into.
Ibrahim said that he immediately
went down to the store but notice
that all the locks on the front of
the premises were intact.
However, upon entering the
building he noticed
dozens of cellular phones missing
from the show case.
Further checks revealed that
dozens of other gadgets including
Play station games, laptop
computers, digital cameras, MP3
players, Ipods and cell phone
accessories were missing.
The businessman said that he also
noticed that some
boards from the ceiling were
missing and from all
indication the perpetrators made
their way into the store from the
upper flat of the building.
Ibrahim added that several pair of
sneakers and pieces of clothing
were also removed from the store.
The man said that further checks
in the building indicated that the
perpetrators spent a long time in
the building. He explained that
since the front of the upper flat
in the building is all glass, the
perpetrators used different items
and whatever they could have
found, to black out the entire
glass. The man estimates his
losses at close to one million
“You could see they block off
the glass so that people
couldn’t see them breaking the
floor to get into the store,”
one employee explained.
Ibrahim told this newspaper that
this is the fifth
time his store has been broken
into since its establishment some
ten years ago.