An alert has been issued by BISHTA (The British and Irish Hot Tub Association), following news that thieves broke into the showroom of hot tub company, Euphoria Lifestyle Ltd in Washington, West Sussex on Friday 7th October and stole two Aquavia hot tubs. The hot tubs are quite distinctive, particularly the Aqualife 7! The side panels /cabinets are in a silver shell and thunder cabinet and are of European design and build.
Euphoria Lifestyle was this morning hit with more devastating news – last night thieves broke in again and stole two more Jacuzzi® hot tubs. A Jacuzzi® J-495 and a Jacuzzi® J-480.
Chilling extracts were captured from CCTV showing the two burglars who broke on Friday night and helped themselves to two AquaviaSpa hot tubs. On one of the video clips, the criminals are seen to be looking at the hot tub descriptors/prices, a key sign that the theft was not opportunistic and the thieves were aware of exactly what they planned to take during the burglary.
Police have visited the showroom with SOCO, and the theft has been elevated to a priority crime status as the theft now totals over £50,0000 of stock in four days. The hot tub serial numbers have been given to the police.
Mike Robinson (Euphoria Lifestyle Managing Director) commented: “It’s horrific really, we’re now £50,000 of stock down in one week and needless to say we are in total shock this morning. This is a major attack on our business and livelihood., a truly awful situation to be in. I sincerely hope we have some positive news to report soon”. Mike continued “Where have four hot tubs gone in one week, stolen to order or to go out of the country? Who knows!”
Please be vigilant and if you have any news that might help, please call Euphoria Lifestyle on Tel: 0800 23 2215 or report directly to Sussex Police by dialing 101.
* Following the above press release being issued by BISHTA 13.10.16
14.10.16 – Spirit FM will be running the story at 3pm today in the news bulletin and from then on their website: www.spiritfm.net
14.10.16 – ITV Meridian News are at the Euphoria Lifestyle showroom today with a camera team to cover the story. www.itv.com/news/meridian/
Our hope is that this publicity will lead to the capture of these criminals. Please all be vigilant and reassess your security measures in light of these incidents.