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.
According to a report in the 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 secured and carted off the items. The men then loaded the gas cylinders into two white cars before making good their escape.
Police are continuing their investigations into the matter.