The proprietors of Flamboyant Supermarket are counting their losses after thieves broke into their
establishment and carted away hundreds of thousands of dollars worth in items.
Reports are that thieves broke into the supermarket at about 01:00h on Monday and stole 52 cylinders of gas from the business which is located at 3rd Avenue, Diamond New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. The items were valued at $560,000.
Speaking with Guyana Times, the owner of the entity, Keirtie Brasse, said the business was secured at 20:00h but subsequently received reports from residents in the area that at about 22:00h, two men were seen jumping the fence of the premises.
According to the businesswoman, the men shifted the security cameras’ focus and left the business. However, reports are they returned later and broke the locks to the structure where the gas cylinders were security and carted off the items. This newspaper was told that the men they loaded the gas cylinders into two awaiting white cars before making their escape. Additionally, this newspaper was told that even as the men were removing the items, the Police was called but never showed up until the following morning.
When this publication contacted the Diamond/Grove Police Station about the incident, this newspaper was told that an investigation has been launched into the incident. However Police there were tightlipped about the failure of ranks to respond to the robbery.