Three small businesses fall prey to break-ins and larceny of money and tools

Businesses that are already struggling with high taxes are now having to
deal with break-ins in which their inventory of goods and their money are
being stolen.

Officers at the All Saints Police Station have launched an investigation into
these offences at the Side View Bar and Grill located in All Saints.

The owner telephoned the station and reported that an unknown person
had broken into her business place and stolen $600 in bills and $200 in
coins between 10:15 p.m. on March 23 and 8:15 a.m. on March 26.

It is alleged that the intruder removed the extractor fan from its place –
making a space big enough for someone to pass through – and entered the
business, from which he stole the contents of the cash register and the
coins from atop a cabinet in the bar area.

In an unrelated matter, an All Saints man went to the Grays Farm Police
Station and reported that a number of mechanical tools from his business
place had been stolen.

Allegedly, the tools were kept inside a silver Honda Stepwagn motor van.
They included one Inico generator valued at $700; one (STH) water pump
valued at $1,500; one red jack valued at $1,250; a green umbrella valued
at $375; and a grey hydraulic jack valued at $1,800.

The thief reportedly entered the vehicle by going through a black garbage
bag that had been used to cover its back door.

A search was carried out for the missing tools but without success.
This offence reportedly occurred between 7:30 p.m. on March 22 and 3:10
p.m. on March 25 on Armstrong Road, Grays Farm. 

Meanwhile, the English and Spanish Paradise Bar located on Old Parham
Road was also the target of thieves, who broke into the business and stole
money and alcoholic beverages.

The proprietor, a resident of John Hughes, telephoned the Criminal
Investigations Department (CID) and reported that his business place had
been burglarized, and an undisclosed sum of coins and two bottles of
liqueur, valued at $76, were stolen.

The perpetrator apparently had used a hard object to break an eastern
window, then used a wooden pallet to gain height and enter through a
second-storey window that had been left open.

The unknown person then used a prying tool to break open a pool table
coin-holder from which he took the coins.

This offence reportedly occurred between 11 p.m. on March 25 and 9:20
a.m. on March 26.