‘I can’t sleep after shedding £20k in smash and seize raid’

‘I can’t sleep after shedding £20k in smash and seize raid’

A enterprise proprietor says he hasn’t been capable of sleep since £20,000 of inventory was stolen from his retailer, simply weeks earlier than Christmas.

Police have been alerted to a housebreaking at Fone Repair within the Discussion board Buying Centre, Sittingbourne between 6pm final Sunday (November 12) and 8am on Monday (November 13).

Fone Repair, The Discussion board Buying Centre, has been boarded up after its window was smashed throughout a housebreaking. Image: Georgia Oliver

Proprietor Deepak Dhall says £20,000 of telephones, Apple watches, headphones, and tablets have been taken.

He believes thieves gained entry by way of an exterior door, which was broken, earlier than smashing the store window in addition to the cupboards inside the shop.

Mr Dhall says he hasn’t been capable of sleep since, and is apprehensive about the way forward for his agency, which opened in August.


He added: “I used to be shocked after I noticed what had occurred and now I’m apprehensive about not solely my future but in addition the opposite companies.

“The burglar has taken round £20,000 of products and it’ll value me round £5,000 to repair the store window because it must be changed with thick glass.

A number of the cupboards in Fone Repair have been smashed through the housebreaking. Image: Deepak Dhall
The burglar smashed the entrance window and the cupboards in Fone Repair. Image: Deepak Dhall

“I have never been capable of sleep at night time since this occurred as a result of I’ve suffered such a loss simply earlier than Christmas.”

The 39-year-old store proprietor desires to see safety guards at night time on the advanced.

He added: “I ought to be capable to go dwelling with the peace of thoughts that my store is safe and was a part of the explanation that I signed the five-year lease to be within the Discussion board.”

The shop now has short-term window fittings.

The Discussion board has been approached for remark.


Officers are investigating the housebreaking.

Anybody with info that will help the investigation is urged to contact the attraction line on 01795 419119, quoting 46/201579/12.

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