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.

The stone that was used  to break the show window.
The stone that was used to break the show window.

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.

Managing director of Dallas Discounts Bassem Masri speaking to police.
Managing director of Dallas Discounts Bassem Masri speaking to police.

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.

15 Responses to Store show window robbed

  1. Hustle Man
    Hustle Man December 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Admiral Nelson is distraught RT Thieves hit the Dallas Discount outlet at Sheraton Centre –

  2. Brenda Earle
    Brenda Earle December 11, 2014 at 11:17 pm


  3. Olivia Elliott
    Olivia Elliott December 11, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Even the mannequins aren’t safe

  4. Ramon Maynard
    Ramon Maynard December 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Signs of the times. Some people in this country seems to be fighting for survival by any means necessary. But seriously, the picture is becoming real scary. #scary-news-by-the-day.

  5. Deidre Speed-Queen Mayers
    Deidre Speed-Queen Mayers December 11, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    These are some serious times

  6. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes December 11, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I do not care how hard times are this is never the answer. Just like the idiots here in the U.S who loot and damage the businesses in their neighborhood during the protests.

  7. Robert Foster
    Robert Foster December 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    It’s a good thing Sheraton Mall has good security.

  8. Shakita Alcide
    Shakita Alcide December 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Look I gone

  9. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer December 12, 2014 at 12:16 am


  10. Mkai Smith
    Mkai Smith December 12, 2014 at 12:27 am

    The end is near

  11. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne December 12, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Everyone in Barbados by now should a gun in the home, burglar bars, and security system on all windows and doors. If you don’t you’re a sitting duck.

  12. Carl Harper December 12, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Does Sheraton Mall have CCTV cameras that monitor the exterior of the building?

  13. jm December 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    WoW…Bim is really changing.Cherylann Bourne-Hayes and Mkai Smith are both right.Don’t think for one minute that things won’t
    unravel there.Watch,pray and prepare and protect your house hold.

  14. kay-rani rosita December 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Joel C Payne, “Everyone in Barbados by now should a gun in the home”.
    Are you serious? The criminal might shoot you before you get the chance to reach for your gun. With everyone owning a gun there is a greater chance of more people being shot or dying.
    There must be a better way.

  15. Asiba December 12, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Guns?? Joel Payne this is not Amurica !


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