The owners and employees at George and Company law chambers on Cadet Street, Castries and the Ministry of Housing are reeling from the loss of over $5,000 in electronics after their offices were burglarised in the wee hours of Tuesday morning (July 29, 2014).
However, they are somewhat comforted in the fact that the perpetrators have been caught on tape.
An employee at George and Company, who chose to remain anonymous, told Saint Lucia News Online (SNO) that surveillance cameras recorded the incident and clearly show the faces of the two men who burglarised the law firm.
The incident occurred sometime after 2 a.m.
The office was ransacked by the men who had forced their way into the building. Among what was stolen were two laptops, a hard drive, cell phones and petty cash.
The employee said they received a call about the incident earlier this morning.
George and Company law chambers is housed in the Cox and Company building which also has several other offices and businesses including the Ministry of Housing and Combined Insurance.
It is believed that the burglars targeted the entire building and also robbed the Ministry of Housing. Their attempts to burglarise the Combined Insurance business were unsuccessful.
“They tried to get into the insurance building but they couldn’t get in … so they just happened to be right in front the camera… and it picked them up,” the employee said.
Meanwhile, Chief Housing and Urban Renewal Officer at the Ministry of Housing, Jenny Daniel, confirmed to SNO that the office was also ransacked. A laptop and office supplies, which include thumb drives, are among items which are missing, she said. A total value has not yet been placed on them.
According to her, the ceiling was damaged by the alleged perpetrators. A lock was also removed from a door which led to the office bathroom.
Police have done some investigations at the scene and are looking into the matter, the employee said.
Finger prints samples have been taken.
“They have the pictures as well,” the employee added.
Persons with information on the suspects in the photo are asked to contact the nearest police station.