Detectives are investigating a housebreaking at Beatty’s Spar, Ballinamallard the place a “appreciable quantity of injury” was prompted to the premises throughout a break-in within the early hours of Monday morning (June 15).
It’s understood amount of cigarettes have been stolen however no cash was taken in the course of the incident.
A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Eire (PSNI) said: “Detectives are investigating a housebreaking at a store on Important Avenue, Ballinamallard, within the early hours of Monday, June 15.
“It’s believed that entry was gained to the property at round 2am with a substantial quantity of injury prompted to the premises. It’s unclear if something has been taken at the moment.
“Enquiries are ongoing and anybody with any info is requested to contact detectives in Enniskillen on 101 quoting reference quantity 190 14/06/20. Data can be reported on-line utilizing our non-emergency reporting kind by way of http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can too contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/,” the police spokesman concluded.
Ulster Unionist Councillor Diana Armstrong met with the store’s proprietor Lexie Beatty on Tuesday morning (June 16) the place she spent a while viewing the scene of the crime and watching the CCTV footage taken in the course of the incident.
Mrs. Armstrong said: “It’s completely disgraceful that at a time of nationwide emergency, with the Covid-19 pandemic, people stooped to low stage legal exercise, with the theft at Beatty’s Grocery store in Ballinamallard within the early hours of Monday morning.
“ Fortunately, on account of good safety measures, this try was thwarted and the robbers escaped with little or no.”
“These egocentric actions distinction with the goodwill proven by Lexie Beatty lately in working with Ballinamallard Soccer Membership to offer meals to the aged and susceptible within the village.
“Village supermarkets are more and more enjoying an essential function within the present disaster and despicable robberies like this threaten livelihoods and employment. When you have any info on this theft, please come ahead to the PSNI by ringing 101 or by contacting any native consultant,” she concluded.
Commenting on the impression of opportunistic theft at the moment and providing recommendation to enterprise house owners on shield their premises, PSNI Chief Inspector Roy Robinson mentioned: “We perceive this can be a tough time for a lot of companies. Throughout this unprecedented time we proceed to patrol industrial areas and round enterprise premises.
“Adopting good crime prevention practices will assist mitigate your probability of turning into a sufferer to crime.
“Right here is a few crime prevention recommendation which can help in defending your small business premises at this tough time: Conduct common safety checks of your premises, take a look at and set your alarm and guarantee it’s totally operational, guarantee inner doorways, safety gates, bollards and hearth exit doorways are safe, take away excessive worth objects into secured places (if sensible) and take away money from the premises and set up signage stating all money or valuables have been eliminated.”
“This a worrying time for a lot of native companies, not simply when it comes to what the long run may maintain, but additionally when it comes to defending your premises from opportunistic theft at the moment. Implementing good crime prevention practices might assist mitigate towards theft or injury,” Chief Inspector Robinson added.
For additional crime prevention recommendation contact your native crime prevention officer on 101 – in an emergency dial 999.