High fashion heist ‘a professional job’

The designer clothing items were stolen from a warehouse on Tempo Road in Enniskillen owned by SD Kells.

AN Enniskillen businessman has been felt feeling ‘sick’ after his company’s warehouse was burgled and thousands of pounds worth of goods stolen.
The designer clothing items were stolen from a warehouse on Tempo Road in Enniskillen owned by SD Kells during the early hours of Thursday morning, January 25th.
Among the stolen items were mainly higher fashion brand names Farrah, Tommy Hilfigger, Wrangler and Grant from the store’s Spring and Summer collection.
Ian Kells, the managing director of SD Kells told the Herald, “I am still sick, frustrated and angry but I have no option to get up and get on with things. It is very disheartening, but we have been kicked before, and we will get on with. It was a very substantial loss for us.”
“I got a call from one of the other directors at half seven in the morning and he was coming in to start work at that time and he discovered that we had been broken into. It was a shock for him too.
The police feel that this was a very professional job. The staff have been getting on with things -they have been fine, they are always very good, loyal and are helping us get through this,” said Mr Kells.
This is the second incident at the Lackaghboy industrial estate in a matter of days.
Last week, the Herald reported a similar incident of a man appearing in court who was chased through a field in Enniskillen by police after being caught taking part in a burglary at Elite Electronics at the Lackaghboy Industrial Estate.
John Treacy, general manager at Fermanagh Enterprise which is based in the same industrial estate told the Herald, “We constructed the Enniskillen Business Centre in 1998, and we have operated since then. We have had three expansions on the site and we now have 63 units which are fully occupied on a permanent basis. We are very proud of our tidy and professional businesslike site and our unit holders.
“While we would not by any means take our security for granted, we are very proactive and we encourage our units to be vigilant and aware of security risks. We acknowledge that there is always a risk, but we are pleased to say that we have very little security issues since 1998.”
A spokesman for Fermanagh PSNI appealed for witnesses saying “We’re investigating a report of a burglary at an industrial estate on the Tempo Road, Enniskillen, in the early hours of Thursday, January 25th. A considerable amount of stock was stolen from the premises and if you can help please call the 101 number quoting reference number 178 of 25.1.18.”

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