The Mirror Publishing Company has been forced to suspend printing of its newspaper for a couple of days after bandits broke and enter its Bisee Industrial Estate office sometime between 11:30 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today.
Managing Director Guy Mayers said the discovery was made when staff turned up for work this morning.
Mayers told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the bandits took the company’s main production computers, which contains important documents and information relating to advertising and news.
“So the most valuable things that was lost is not the hardware, but the information and our production work, print jobs and advertisements,” he told SNO.
The former national security minister said five computers were taken, but one was discovered in a drain at the back of the company’s building. Mayers estimate his loses to be “tens of thousands of dollars”.
He said the bandits gained entry into the building through a space in the wall that previously had an air conditioning unit, but was covered with a sheet of plywood.
“They also ransacked my office, the production office and took two fans, a transformer and other items,” he said.
The bandits also broke into a container belonging to the National Skills Development Centre (NSDC), taking at least two weed eaters.
Both the NSDC and Mirror Publishing buildings, which are on the same compound, were burglarised in the past.