A series of burglaries have forced Shepparton business owner Robert Kezerle to invest in expensive security systems.ESTELLE GRIEPINK May 21, 2014 3:05am
Shepparton business Rokez Constructions, where Jason Warburton works, has been burgled four times in the past four years.
The frustration of arriving at work to find vital tools and equipment missing is something Shepparton’s Robert Kezerle knows all too well.
Mr Kezerle’s business Rokez Constructions, located on Benalla Rd, has been burgled four times in the past four years.
In addition to damage of the business’ doors, windows and storage boxes, the cost of the stolen items adds up to an estimated $30
One of the burglaries, in November last year, had more than $15
Mr Kezerle said the burglary caused a nightmare for his business of about 20 people.
‘‘We had to send everyone home because there weren’t any tools,’’ he said.
‘‘Without these tools, we just can’t do our job.’’
After the most recent burglary on Anzac Day this year, Mr Kezerle decided to take action.
He invested a significant amount of money in a high-tech security system, despite plans to relocate his business before the end of this year.
‘‘The thefts were impacting on our business and production and it was really disappointing and annoying,’’ he said.
‘‘We now have alarms and cameras all over the premises to monitor the area.’’
Mr Kezerle encouraged other business owners to consider installing security systems to prevent thefts.
He said it was particularly vital for businesses that were not manned 24 hours a day.
‘‘I wish we’d done it earlier — we contemplated it for a while,’’ he said.
‘‘Now we’ve invested in a system that we can take with us when we relocate.’’
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