Newington police are investigating after a robbery at a store on the Berlin Turnpike.
The thieves used an SUV to break into New England Audio and Tinting, backed the car in and broke a window, then went inside and stole equipment.
“They knew how to angle the vehicle. They were here to get the product and run,” said Miriam Gonzalez, whose husband owns the store. All products that go into an audio system. ”
Surveillance video showed the thieves taking items one by one from the store and loading them into an SUV. One was wearing a reflective vest and the other was wearing dark clothing.
“They were loading up, loading the car as much as they could, and one of them was just hanging on the door and speeding away. That's how much product they consumed,” Gonzalez said. he said.
She said she has never experienced anything like this in her 15 years in business. She estimates thousands of dollars worth of equipment was stolen.
“We need to work on figuring out what we should do right now. We're just trying to make ends meet right now and it's tough,” she said.
Mr Gonzalez said he recently had to close his Manchester store and now has to deal with a significant loss of this product. She estimates that 90% of her exhibits have been swiped.
“The public isn't buying as much as they used to, so we're trying to get a lot of inventory off the shelves,” she said. Nowadays, products can be replaced, but peace of mind can never be replaced. ”
She hopes other small business owners see what happened to their stores and secure theirs.
“This is an even bigger problem for us because it’s hard to keep small businesses afloat right now,” she said. “My hope is that other small businesses open their eyes to this. Take care of your small business. It's your small business.” For many of us, your bread and butter is yours. It's butter. Just be cautious. ”
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Newington Police Department.