Got an earlier than usual start today - the alarm company called at 5am. Northwest warehouse motion detector went off.
Normally I wouldn't have them dispatch police for just a motion detector without another zone, especially one of the outer doors, going off. But this morning I did.
Last night at 2am someone broke into the restaurant/gift shop across the street.
Or more specifically...
At 1:58am the alarm went off
At 1:59am 9-1-1 was notified
At 2:02am two police arrived on the scene - too late!
The thieves had picked up two cash registers, slammed them on the ground and made off with the loot.
Later today my staff will get a reminder of why we remove the drawers from our registers every night and lock them up in a safe. Plus, we leave the drawers wide open so anyone looking in the window can see there ain't nuthin' there. I hope you are doing the same.
PS - Just a false alarm for us... hope I don't get another one. I've only got one more false alarm dispatch before the city starts charging for the police calls.