String of Burglaries Hits Businesses Already Struggling with High Taxes

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Source Real News Antigua- 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 arebeing stolen.

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

The owner telephoned the station and reported that an unknown personhad broken into her business place and stolen $600 in bills and $200 incoins 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 thebusiness, from which he stole the contents of the cash register and thecoins from atop a cabinet in the bar area.

In an unrelated matter, an All Saints man went to the Grays Farm PoliceStation and reported that a number of mechanical tools from his businessplace 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 pumpvalued at $1,500; one red jack valued at $1,250; a green umbrella valuedat $375; and a grey hydraulic jack valued at $1,800.

The thief reportedly entered the vehicle by going through a black garbagebag 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 3:10p.m. on March 25 on Armstrong Road, Grays Farm.

Meanwhile, the English and Spanish Paradise Bar located on Old ParhamRoad was also the target of thieves, who broke into the business and stolemoney and alcoholic beverages.

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

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

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

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

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