Forecourt Theft Foiled by Bandit


Out of business hours, on Thursday 5th January 2012, the Forecourt Shop at Joblings Service Station in Bicester was attacked, with the cigarette gantry the likely target.

The attempted break-in via the front door immediately initiated the high speed security Fog Bandit which in just two seconds projected a six metre long blanket of visually impenetrable yet harmless fog to rapidly protect the premises and force the intruder to flee without any reward.

Mike Joblings, from the family owned motor business established in 1949, explained:

“The Fog Bandit left the intruder no option than to immediately leave our site without gaining access to the shop.  Damage to the premises was therefore minimal, we were without any stock loss and, most importantly, we were able to continue with ‘business as usual’ the very next morning”.

Neil Chrismas, Sales Director, Bandit UK Ltd added;

“The Bandit UK Team are delighted that the Fog Bandit installed at Joblings site back in 2008, helped to protect their family run business.  The forecourt sector is very important and active sector for us where Fog Bandit’s are installed at Shell, Esso and BP sites across the UK, as well as sites represented within the Lakeside Group, and many other independent motor fuel retailers”.