That’s something to be taken very seriously.
As reported by Ledefimedia, a first case of car theft has been recorded this week at the recently opened shopping mall, aged of less than two weeks old. The director of Grand Baie La Croisette, Ashwin C said:
“Toutefois, dans l’aire où la voiture était garée, il y avait une colonne qui empêche une bonne visibilité. Quand le personnel a visionné les images de la caméra de surveillance, il a vu la voiture arriver au parking, mais pas sa sortie” [Source: defimedia]
Okay, my first conclusion is that their camera surveillance system is not that efficient. But the (small) funny thing about it is that the stolen car is that of a sergeant of police, working in the anti drug smuggling unit (ADSU). I quote a colleague’s joke:
“Si voleur la lire sa l’article la (referring to the fact that the owner is an ADSU officer),
li cpv retourne loto la tout la!”
As I wrote in my previous article about the shopping mall, I was very disappointed upon my first visit there. Personally, I spotted quite a few security flaws for drivers as well as people wandering into the mall.
I really wanted to write a quick post about it because while it might be the first case in this mall’s camera-covered parking, several other cases have previously been reported in other shopping malls, especially Bagatelle.
According to l’express: the covered parking (first floor) can hold 800 vehicles while the external parking (around the mall) can accomodate 400 additional cars. I also quote from the same article:
“A partir du 9 novembre, l’accès coûtera Rs 10 chaque heure après les deux premières heures.“
I still remember my post in which I discussed about the disclaimer displayed at the entrance of parking areas. You can read more here.
I wonder who can be blamed for these cases of theft or if any other similar incidents occur in the parking or the mall itself. And how much importance do malls put on security of their customers and their assets? And does it differ if they make the parking paying? What might be their motivations behind making these parking spaces paid???
Don’t worry, you can still go there by bus and use the free shuttle facilities to access this mall, situated far away from most bus routes.