Many shop owners have often wondered about what they could do in order to deter thieves from stealing their merchandise. Some of them would set up complex indoor monitoring systems, while others would hire fast-response teams. However, the owner or owners of a Port St. Lucile gas stations might have come up with the best way to prevent night theft – impact-resistant glass.
We all know about this marvel of technology called impact-resistant glass – it’s solid, reliable, and can even save your life. The problem is that setting up such a system is costly, but, the recent event proves that the benefits clearly outweigh the costs.
Port St. Lucile’s Police Department declared that on Tuesday morning, a downtown gas station had been targeted by two mask-wearing burglars. The individuals, who haven’t been identified so far, thought it was a great idea to hit the gas station in the wee hours of the morning.
However, instead of relying on the usual burgling tools such as lockpicks, the individuals decided that a more direct approach is necessary. The surveillance footage retrieved by Port St. Lucile’s Police Department reveals how a single layer of glass prevented two thieves from gaining access inside the gas station.
As the minute-long video shows, sometime during the morning, two individuals wearing masks over their heads approach the gas station’s closed door. One of the peeks inside, while the other ones keeps watch outside.
After a couple of seconds, the individual wearing a black mask hits the glass door several times using a hammer. Although his first hit was not effective, the individual continued to hit it, until the glass shattered. However, despite the glass’s damage, it did not collapse.
Seeing that the door did not crumble after hitting it a couple of times with his hammer, the individual charged towards it, trying to break it with his shoulder. Meanwhile, the other thief kept his distance and watched his buddy trying to break in.
The comic scene went on for a few more seconds, until the two thieves gave up trying to break the window, and fled the scene. A couple of hours later, the gas station’s employees passed down the security footage to the Port St. Lucile’s Police Department, who tried to identify the individuals.
Although they had a couple of laughs looking at the individual trying to break an impact-resistant glass, the officers declared that this matter must not be taken lightly and that the individuals in question must be arrested.
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