ST JOHN’S, Antigua – “I am begging anybody who is offered a computer or a broken phone to buy, call the police. If you do that, you can help the police solve this case or some other case.”
That’s the plea of popular cellular phone repairman Bernhard “Superman” Folss, whose business was burglarised last week.
The thieves, who broke a lock and cut a grill to enter the business, made off with over 100 cellular phones, 10 laptops, a surveillance recorder and other electronic devices.
“It is a big problem and I hope they call the Antigua criminal hotline (800 TIPS) and give the police tips on the phones stolen,” Folss lamented.
“There are about 100 phones from people and most of them are damaged and broken, so they are useless, but I am responsible for them and now I have to negotiate how much I have to give them for their phone.”
He said he has had to pay out close to $3,000 since the theft which occurred between 7:30 pm Wednesday and 8 am Thursday.
“I beg you please help stop this wickedness. Call the police line and just say what you want and there’s no trace on it and help me keep my business, my two workers and my two business partners,” Folss said. “It is wickedness.”
Apart from stealing tools and work equipment, the thieves disconnected Folss’ Internet, telephone, electricity, surveillance cameras and alarms.
This is the third time the entrepreneur has been targeted but his losses have never been this significant.