Albir shop burgled 8 times as owner calls for security

A LUXURY opticians store in Albir, owned by a German resident, was burgled last week for the eighth time since they opened six years ago. He has requested increased security in the area and has encouraged residents to report to the Guardia Civil any theft so that requests for more security are taken seriously.

“When you work 14 hours a day and then see that someone has broken in and within minutes taken all that you have worked for … there are no words,” Oliver who opened the shop in 2005.

Due to the frequency of thefts – nearly two a year – his insurance company does not want to insure him and others are not interested in taking on his business.

He is installing a new anti-theft system, although preferred not to elaborate exactly what.

The three masked men broke the lock of the establishment in the early hours of the morning and stole 380 pairs of designer sunglasses, some of which are embellished with gold and diamonds.

This last robbery was recorded by the establishment’s security cameras and is being analyzed by the Guardia Civil.

Oliver however is not holding out hopes that the goods will be recovered who says police have commented to him that “it is strange because they patrol the area each night,” so he can only assume that the burglars enter when they know the patrol will be in another area.

With each robbery, the way they broke in was different; some where through the front, other the back, some broke the lock and others the windows.

For this reason he believes that each burglary was carried out by different people.

By Nicole Hallett


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