After being targeted 6 times in 4 months, including 2 ram-raids, menswear store Harrison has been forced to close during March 2019.
The latest incident took place on the 14th March 2019. During which ram-raiders broke through the shutters to steal items of clothing
Harrison, which opened in 1987, stocks high end brands including Hugo Boss and Paul Smith. Some coats cost between £800 – £1000 per item.
Owner John Harrison, stated
“Since 8th December 2018, we have had six serious robberies, one which was cutting a massive hole in the building – it has just been incessant and enough is enough really. We feel we just can’t continue under those pressures”
Latest figures show the frequency of ram-raids are rising by 22% each year and currently cost the retail sector £8m per year!
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