Fair Tech Computers boss still counting the cost of £25,000 smash-and-grab

FairTech owner AbmShamim looking at the damaged caused by the thieves to his town centre shop.
FairTech owner AbmShamim looking at the damaged caused by the thieves to his town centre shop.

Shell-shocked shop boss Abm Shamim is still counting the cost of a £25,000 smash-and-grab raid at his store.

Burglars left a trail of destruction in their wake after breaking into Fair Tech Computers - which specialises in mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices – last month.

As well as being left to foot a £10,000 repair bill after electronic shutters were damaged, an alarm was ripped from the wall and glass cabinets were broken, £15,000 of stock was taken during the ransacking.

The 45-year-old, who has owned the store for four years, says his business has been badly ‘harmed’ by the break-in.

He said; “It has been really harmful for the business. It will take a long time to recover from this.

“My business has slumped since this.

“There has been a lot of expense.”

Speaking after the raid, he said the culprits had damaged his ‘livelighood’.

He said: “It is very, very upsetting. This is my livelihood.

“They have taken about £15,000 of stock. Everything from tablets to iphones and ipads.

“They have shattered the glass cabinets and taken down shelves, and the damage they have caused will be another £10,000 to repair.”