Is CCTV ‘adequate’?

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Is CCTV ‘adequate’? thumbnailBarry Patterson fixing the front door broken in by burglars who stole cash from the till at ‘A Bite Above’ on Main Street. WK07-AM-002

THE spate of burglaries in Ballymoney town has continued with a forced entry made to Main Street cafe, 'A Bite Above' last Thursday night and cash stolen from the till.
This comes just weeks after a triple burglary at the Old Bank Building on Church Street, where large amounts of baby clothes and hair dressing equipment were taken.
‘A Bite Above' proprietor Ms Jamie Darragh said: "They broke in the front door, came up the stairs and tried to get into the flat, but couldn't, so they came in here and went straight for the till.
“There was nothing else taken or trashed thankfully, they didn't even take the charity boxes, it seemed to be a quick flit and they left.
“It was absolutely terrible, quite a few businesses have been targeted recently. It was brave of them breaking down a front door on Main Street!"
Ms Darragh feels that the closing down of some police station services, may have had an affect on the increase in burglaries, with less police around.
She continued: "I had my business open straight away, I am not going to be intimidated or put off by something like this and it was back to work with a smile!"
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