The homeowners of Trend Flip are grateful for the assist supplied by the neighborhood after they’d found their Pelham enterprise had been damaged into.
When Maxwell Park and Jennifer Genet arrived on the Pelham Avenue consignment clothes retailer on Jan. 14, they seen that the glass entrance door had been eliminated.
“They very thoughtfully left it leaning up in opposition to the counter,” Genet stated. “You couldn’t inform till you got here as much as the door that it was lacking.”
Clothes being bought on behalf of consumers was left untouched. Some jewellery, nonetheless, was lacking and a newly bought POS (level of sale) system was taken.
“It was not even arrange,” Park stated of the POS system, which included an iPad and laptop. “They had been fascinated about all of the expertise stuff.”
The shop needed to shut for a number of days consequently. It reopened on Jan. 17, however there was little in the best way of enterprise that the mom and son might do with no POS system. A brand new momentary system is up and operating, and Trend Flip was again in enterprise the next day.
“At first, it was somewhat off-putting, disheartening,” Genet stated. “However the neighborhood actually reached out on social media. Folks got here by the shop to point out their assist.”
Trend Flip solely opened its doorways final June and the shop, which sells higher-end ladies’s clothes by consignment, was simply getting off the bottom, so the assist being proven by the neighborhood helps Genet and Park transfer on from the incident.
“They have been so encouraging,” Genet stated. “We’re grateful for that.”
Park, in the meantime, stated the break-in got here as a shock.
“Fonthill is such a quiet neighborhood,” he stated.
Niagara Regional Police (NRP) media relations officer Const. Phil Gavin stated the break-in stays underneath investigation by members from 3 District (Welland). Anybody with info is requested to contact the NRP at 905-688-4111, ext. 1023300.
The NRP has suggestions for companies to safeguard their premises, together with utilizing brilliant safety lighting with movement detectors, making certain all doorways and home windows are illuminated after darkish and putting in solid-core doorways on all exterior doorways with deadbolt locks and peep holes if there is no such thing as a window.