NSRI have a store in Maitland in a secure office park which has electric fencing and manned 24 hour security.
Today, Friday, 16th October, at 15h35, we were called by the on-site security as the alarm had been activated.
Guards had immediately checked all windows and doors and found no attempted entry.
NSRI personnel arrived to investigate and found on the far corner of the building, which has no windows and is essentially on the outside of the security complex, access had been gained through the double bricked wall at knee height broken through the wall most likely with the use of a sledgehammer.
The store has been ransacked.
Medical supplies, splints, spinal trauma boards, boxes of branded NSRI uniforms, drums of oil, tools and boat propellers have been taken amongst other items.
Police are on the scene and have opened a case of robbery and they are investigating. Anyone with information that can assist the Police in their investigation can call the Maitland Police Station on 021 5069400 or the SA Police Services 10111.
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