Thieves caught on video ransacking Abuja shop

Thieves caught on video ransacking Abuja shop

A video footage showing how four thieves broke in and ransacked a shop in Abuja is currently in circulating on the Internet.

Loricatus Int’l Nig Ltd, a security company, which posted the video on Facebook, June 2, said the thieves broke into the new mega branch of AYM filling station near Shoprite in Apo, Abuja.

From the CCTV footage, the break-in took place around 2.23A.M on May 29.

The footage, which is five minutes, 12 second long, shows the thieves using iron tools to pull down a burglary protector.

With the protector successfully pulled down, the thieves jumped in, one after the other, through the window and into a room that looked like an office. They frantically destroyed and searched the file cabinets in the room, apparently looking for money and other valuables.

The thieves were holding flashlights, an indication that the footage may have been recorded through an infrared CCTV camera.

It is unclear if the thieves succeeded in taking away anything from the office.

An official of the Loricatus Int’l Nig Ltd, who identified himself simply as Joe, told PREMIUM TIMES that it was Loricatus that installed the security cameras for the filling station that was burgled.

He said the video had been handed over to the police for investigation.

Loricatus said on Facebook that people should help circulate the video until the thieves were arrested by the police.

“We owe our clients some level of obligation and (we are) also helping the police,” the company said.

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