I received a call from the alarm company at 1.30am this morning. The alarm was going off at work, a front door violation. This has happened before – punks drive by and toss a rock or shoot out the front door and nothing else happens. I told them to not worry about it, but if there was motion in the showroom to give me a shout back. I received a call a few minutes later – showroom motion. Crap. Send the cops, I will be there in 20 minutes. I arrived to find this scene.
Common thing for me. I deal with this every two years or so. This time it was a bit different though. The criminals broke through the front door, went to where my till was located and got the small bit of money that sits there. The amount of money they got was pretty small, about $500 or so. I had been getting lax about bringing the till home and I paid for it this time.
But even at that, a simple cost benefit analysis of this activity isn’t showing me too many benefits. Yes, they got away with some money, but to me, the chances of getting caught (which will soon be going up after I get some digital cameras installed) do not outweigh the benefits of $500 or so.
I guess others do not analyze things the way I do, or are so desperate that this is what it boils down to.
I am almost positive this was done by an ex-employee. I dropped their name to the cops as I have been noticing that this person has been getting in trouble lately. We will see.
Ah, the joys of owning your own business.