Absconding employee helps himself to food items, while thief goes through the roof to rob High Street store of footwear

Investigations have been launched into a number of break-ins and larcenies at several establishments – one appearing to be an inside job.

According to reports, an employee of Mega Distributors Limited was being sought by the police up to yesterday, February 28, after camera footage captured him removing food items from the business place.

The company’s owner reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) that two boxes of shortening and a box of Pringles potato chips were missing from his establishment.

In response, officers went on duty at the American Road business, where they were shown CCTV footage of a staff member removing the items and placing them into a vehicle.

Reportedly, a search was carried out on the compound but the employee was not located.

This offence occurred at about 12:28 p.m. on Saturday, February 25.

In another incident, the Damascus Clothing Store on High Street was targeted by thieves.

According to the proprietor, sometime between 7 p.m. last Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Monday, the business was broken into and several items were stolen.

Allegedly, the perpetrator placed two concrete blocks onto a bucket to gain height to the southern side of the roof.  The alleged thief then used a power tool to cut an area out of the concrete roof, creating a space large enough for him to gain access to the store.

The perpetrator reportedly stole an unknown quantity of footwear, including Champion slippers, Nike sneakers and slippers; school bags; and other items of clothing from the building’s top floor, which is utilized as a store room.

Reportedly the intruder used the same point of entry to exit the building.

The scene has reportedly been processed by the Forensic Evidence Recovery Unit (FERU).

Finally, the groundsman at the John Hughes Primary School reported to the All Saints Police Station that some unknown person had attempted to break into the school’s computer room.

Reportedly, the intruder used force to remove one wooden louvre pane from a western window. However, it was determined that nothing had been taken.

This offence reportedly occurred between 3:30 p.m. on February 24 and 7:45 a.m. on February 27.