KFC safe containing $700,000 vanishes
A security guard attached to the KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) outlet located in Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara is in police custody assisting with information as it relates to the disappearance of the company’s metal money safe with over $700,000.
The discovery of the missing safe with Monday’s sales was made by the outlet’s manager around 07:00hrs yesterday. The police were then informed and the security guard was taken into custody.
It is believed that the burglars gained entry into the building by climbing through the window of the drive-thru and then breaking into the office. The thieves carted off the fast food company’s surveillance system.
According to the Operations Manager, Mahendra Persaud, after the safe was discovered missing, they called in the security guard who said that he had left the building around 04:00am yesterday to “run an errand”.
He (security guard) suggested that the burglary might have occurred while he was gone.
“When I came here there was no safe, but there was metallic residue of a torch being used. So it seems as if they torched the safe and burned the anchor bolt that was used to attach the safe to the concrete wall,” Persaud opined.
According to Persaud, it seems as if the men who took away the safe were very organized. “They did not tumble anywhere. They just came and took the safe away,” Persaud said.
On June 10, last, a security guard at the same outlet foiled an early morning attempt by bandits to gain access to the safe.