Frustrated by 4th break in, Tutuila Store owner offers reward for information
Furious and frustrated with the fourth break-in of their store, business owner Jane Chen is offering a reward for anyone who has information on the suspects who broke into her Tutuila store next to CSL in Petesa. The latest break in occurred, according to the time captured on the store surveillance camera, when the culprits entered the store after midnight — early Thursday morning.
According to Mrs. Chen, as soon as they opened the store on Thursday, employees pointed out that someone had broken in. She contacted police and this was “exactly 8:00.am. …I called again 8:15, 8:30, 8:40 and my last call was 8:45, and the police officers showed up at 9:00a.m. …an hour after I called.”
(Samoa News notes: the Tafuna substation is located just around the corner, from the store — next to the old VA Club — 5 minutes away.)
The value of the items taken, according to Mrs. Chen, was close to $3,000 and they included speakers, Jordan and Nike Sandals, cash in the amount of $400, hats, clothes, jewelry and other items.
“We are offering a reward for anyone who has information relating to this burglary,” said the store owner. (The amount of the reward was not mentioned by Mrs. Chen.)
Calls to Commissioner of Public Safety William Bill Haleck were not returned as of press time for comment as to why the police officers were so late in responding to the call.
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