Tuesday 2 February 2010 3.37pm
The new John Harvard Library
had been the victim of some pretty nasty organised thugs who used a sledge-hammer to gain entry via the front glass door. They had previously tried to break the side window in the adjacent alley.
Talking to one of the Librarians, he told me that they made straight for the BluRay and PS3 disks but ignored the computers and the till. I asked how they got in throught the inner locking glass doors and was told that they were unlocked because of the cleaners and that there was only one set of keys!
Now I don't know abou how you folks feel about this, but frankly I am amazed and disgusted how this can occur in a newly opened facility.
Where are the security screens CCTV and bright liting in this scheme? answer...there aren't any.
My criticism goes to Southwark for allowing this to happen. Common sense dictates that if you present a glass "Jewel-Box" with expensive gifts inside, with no security, then the local Feral Thiefs are likely to take advantage.
Don't get me wrong on this as I apportion no blame to the hands-on librarian staff whoe are all brilliant at their jobs an feel as sickened about this opportunistic theft and criminal damage perpetrated by scum of the earth.
I would however like answers to the points I have raised and am CCing this to Counsellor Zuletta.
A very sad and angry