Alarm scam back on
Glasgow licensees are being warned to be extra vigilant when setting their alarms after thieves targeted The Doublet in Park Road.
The alarm scam involves burglars visiting a pub earlier in the day and jamming the alarm sensors on the door. When staff go to set the alarm a the end of the night, it doesn’t set properly, and the burglars come back and are able to break in.
Says Doublet owner Alistair Don, “This happened a while ago, and we were caught out after thieves jammed our alarm sensors in our main door and came back and robbed the pub. The same thing happened to quite a few other licensed premises around the same time. Fortunately this weekend the person closing up recognised that the alarm hadn’t set properly and called the alarm company.”
This time round the thieves were foiled and Alistair is is urging other licensees to be vigilant. He comments, “Warn your staff about the alarm. If it doesn’t set, call your alarm company. Better to be safe than sorry.”