Saturday, August 18, 2007
A Parting Gift
We were broken into this morning.
5:50am: Alarm sounds (motion detector).
5:53am: I'm called at home and I have ADT dispatch the police.
5:54am: Police dispatched
5:59am: Police arrive
You can get away with a lot in 9 minutes.
The front door glass was broken in. It's safety glass so it shattered into thousands of pieces.
The thieves went right for the cash drawer and literally ripped it from the point-of-sale system. The machine is still on.
Luckily I just changed insurance companies the day before to a first rate group that normally wouldn't return my calls. My agent is a great guy and one of my customers.
This will be financially painful, but my guess is half the cost will be covered under insurance. I probably wouldn't have hit my deductible with the old insurance company.
The rest of my morning will be coordinating the clean-up, new glass, new cash drawer and the insurance claim. We'll be open by 11am, our normal time.