Attempted break-in at Lerwick garage

A Lerwick motor trader is beefing up security following an attempted break-in at its premises on Monday night.

Colin Burgess of JB’s Autostore noticed someone had tried to jemmy open the front door of the Holmsgarth Road store when he went to work on Tuesday morning.

Mr Burgess notified police in the hope that someone might have seen something. He said that CCTV footage had revealed little as the attempted burglar was hidden by a car parked in front of the door.

Mr Burgess said: “It’s a good strong, sturdy door and they did not make much impression, but given the history of what’s going on with house break-ins, I thought it was as well to inform the police”.

He said that it was unfortunate that break-ins had become routine in Shetland advised business owners and staff to be aware, be vigilant and increase the security of their premises. He said that he planned to install more CCTV cameras around the garage, which is an agent for Kia motors and also sells car parts and supplies. “I do not like to see that in Shetland,” added Mr Burgess.

Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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