Chapter 907 The Surveillance Cameras Are Down
After a moment of contemplation, Roxanne suppressed her suspicion toward Colby and scanned the group of staff in front of her.
“Have you guys carried out the scheduled periodic inspections on the herbs and store lately?” she asked.
The staff in charge of the inspection last week hurriedly took a step forward.
“I inspected every single storeroom last week, and I’ve only left after confirming that everything was in order,” he replied.
Roxanne took a closer look at the man, and she recognized him as one of the experienced staff of the research institute. Hence, she had no doubt of his work ethic.
Every staff present knew the inappropriate storage of medicinal herbs could put the entire lab in peril.
Hence, nobody dared to take the matter lightly.
However, if there was indeed no problem with the storage of the herbs as claimed by the staff, why would the store suddenly catch on fire?
The more Roxanne thought about it, the more befuddled she was. Hence, she merely nodded at the staff’s explanation.
“Now that the fire has been put out, other areas in the research institute are now safe. Do proceed to your respective workstations and resume work,” she added.
Then, she turned around and headed for the surveillance room.
It would appear as if only the surveillance room had the answer she was looking for.
Afraid that Colby might have sensed something, Roxanne hastened her pace.
She bumped right into Colby who was heading out of the surveillance room when she arrived.
As the two of them locked gaze with each other, Roxanne’s heart sank.
Colby was wearing a gloomy expression. It was as if he hadn’t found out anything useful from the footage.
“Did you find out anything?” Nonetheless, Roxanne decided to try her luck and asked.
Colby frowned and shook his head. “I didn’t see anything.”
Roxanne knitted her brows.
“Well, I think it’s better for you to see for yourself,” Colby replied grimly.
Then, he led Roxanne into the room. She stood before the control center and tried to access the footage in the morning.
The crease between her brows deepened the longer she looked at the footage.
There was nothing but black smoke in the footage.
It seemed like the store didn’t catch on fire just that morning.
The fire could have started way earlier in the wee hours of the night.
“Can we have a look at some earlier footage?” Roxanne turned to Colby and asked.
He shook his head helplessly. “For unknown reasons, the surveillance cameras were down from yesterday afternoon till this morning,” he explained.
Then, Colby started to retrieve the footage.
There was nothing but static on the screen. It would appear that the surveillance cameras had indeed malfunctioned.
Roxanne felt her heart sank yet again.
Even though she trusted the staff and believed that they had no reason to sabotage the research institute, it was clear as day that someone had deliberately tampered with the surveillance cameras.
After some time, Roxanne nodded at Colby and said, “All right. Let’s get out of here.”
Colby nodded and turned off the footage. A cold glint fleeted across his eyes as he watched her leave.
When Roxanne turned around to rush him, however, the cold glint in his eyes was gone.
“Have you found out what happened?” he asked.
Roxanne kept her eyes low, unable to conceal her distress. “No. I have to ask around and find out what happened.”
Roxanne felt a heavy weight bearing down on her chest as she thought about how she would have her answer very soon.
Colby didn’t ask further questions and followed her all the way to the research area.