Motorbike dealership raided again
Ram raids seem to be becoming a weekly occurrence for Victorian businesses. Frankston Yamaha in Carrum Downs was recently the victim of a brazen attack that saw $40,000 worth of stock stolen in what was, unbelievably, the fourth time this year that the store has been hit.
It was around 6am on Wednesday two weeks ago when an unmarked white van smashed into the front of the store, after which the driver and several accomplishes loading a number of motorcycles into the vehicle before fleeing the scene.
The dealership will also be forced to pony up an additional $40,000 for repairs, bringing the total cost of the raid to around $80,000. Monetary losses of this magnitude can put substantial financial strain on a business, particularly when it has been preceded by similar incidents.
It seems remarkable that a store, especially one housing such valuable products, could continue to operate without protective measures following multiple break ins. This is even more surprising given the ease with which these kind of attacks can be defended.
Australian Bollards provide a number of products specifically engineered to secure businesses against ram raiding. Utilised to protect a variety of shop fronts and locations, Anti-ram raid, high impact, removable bollards are the ultimate option for defending against these type of criminals.
These products already have a strong presence in the Victorian capital, with bollards installed in front of various enterprises including Bank of Melbourne, Audi Centre Doncaster, Ralph D’Silva Holden, Brighton Jaguar and Melbourne Assessment Prison, all of which are settings requiring quality protection.
As ram raiding prevalence continues to rise rapidly across Melbourne, surely even those business owners who haven’t yet been impacted must begin to consider how a preventative solution from Australian Bollards could be a mandatory step to ensuring ultimate security.