Store show window robbed
Thieves hit the Dallas Discount outlet at Sheraton Centre in the wee hours of this morning destroying the store’s show window before making off with merchandise.
“It seems that around 2:30 a.m., someone broke into the show window, undressed the mannequins and stole the clothing.
“The stone they used was like a meteor, it was huge. I don’t how they were actually able to lift and throw it,” said Bassem Masri, managing director of Dallas Discounts.
He told Barbados TODAY the company was yet to tally its losses but he noted that the most substantial cost would be replacing the show window.
Masri described the incident as “sad” and “lawless” but he insisted that it would not put a damper on the store’s operations this Christmas.
“You expect that these are some of the things that you are going to come across, whether it’s going to be inside the store shop lifting or otherwise, you do expect these kind of things.
Meanwhile, General Manager at Sheraton Centre Kim King expressed her dismay at the incident but stressed that security at the mall was beefed up at the start of the Christmas season to ensure the safety of businesses and customers.
“This was an unfortunate incident that occurred after hours at the mall. As always, we increase our security presence for this time of year as a precautionary measure. The Royal Barbados Police Force has been fully apprised of the situation and we wish to reassure shoppers that Sheraton Mall remains a safe shopping environment,” she told Barbados TODAY.