Drama as thieves break into shop and find nothing to steal

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It turned out to be a bad day for criminals who broke into a press control company in the city centre after they found nothing to steal.

The incident occurred on 2 July 2022 during the night.

Bulawayo police spokesperson inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.

He urged the members of the public to always store their valuables at the bank, especially cash so that they do not encounter losses especially in cases like these.

Circumstances are that on the day in question the owner of the shop received a call from a colleague who had visited the shop in the morning telling him about the break in.

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He observed that the criminals broke a window and gained entry during the night, they also went on to break the safe using a grinder but they found nothing inside.

They proceeded into the storeroom and in the back room and searched all drawers leaving all the papers and files scattered on the floor.

Their intention was to steal but they found nothing.

“We confirm that we are investigating a case of unlawful entry into premises with intention to steal but nothing was stolen and we want to urge other business practitioners to foil criminal activities like this victim.

“We urge people to always bank their money and to remove money from their premises. We believe that these criminals did not gain anything by breaking or spending a night carrying some grinders breaking business company. If this can be a trend then the criminals will not be motivated to continue breaking into people’s premises however we are investigating because breaking in itself is a criminal offense.

“We urge other business communities to emulate what this company or business did, this is called target removal, it doesn’t mean the company does not have money but they removed the target which is cash to foil these criminal activities,” said Inspector Ncube.

— BMetro

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