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Robbers Kill Vegas Tire Dealership Employee


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There are certain times and certain things that transcend business. This is one of those times. They should have closed. I don’t want to pass judgment on anyone but one has to wonder how the ownership regards their people.

 

Being born and raised in the Bronx, I am no stranger to crime. I worked at shops as a kid pumping gas where we were frequently robbed by gunpoint and knifepoint. I had a thug point a shot gun right in my face once. I was 17 years old at the time. Trust me; it is not like the movies. You are scared out of your mind. After each incident we would close and review what happened and got pretty good counseling by the NY Police Department.

 

My experience growing up in a tough neighborhood was the motivating factor for moving upstate. I did not want my kids going through the same things I went though.

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Ironic this should come up now. New years eve day I was greeted at the shop by the absence of a front door when I arrived at 6:30 in the morning. It had been literally kicked from the casing. This is the first time in the 20 years we have been alarmed that we had a break in. We had a new phone system installed in June and they neglected to hook our alarm back into the new phone system so the police were not notified. Loss was minimal as the audible alarm scared them off after 45 seconds. During the police report they told me that these quick smash and grabs are a lot more common. New front door will be steel with hurricane glass. We are also installing web based security cams that can record 1 year at a time. This is not for break in protection but for intereior surveillance. An acquaintance has these cams and they help exonerate him on a false abuse charge.

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Thieves Steal 500-lb. Engine from Parts Store

 

Sorry...

 

 

I've been broke into too. It was years ago... many years ago. I've gone to a monitored alarm system and every employee gets their own security code... which is erased when they leave. They theives only wanted the safe... they left all the tools and computers.

 

Not to change the subject but I've had employees that stole from me also... caught him red handed... He was one of my interns and I brought it up to his parents. Oh, of course, the story was, "My boy would never steal anything." Yea right, ...

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I've been broke into too. It was years ago... many years ago. I've gone to a monitored alarm system and every employee gets their own security code... which is erased when they leave. They theives only wanted the safe... they left all the tools and computers.

 

Not to change the subject but I've had employees that stole from me also... caught him red handed... He was one of my interns and I brought it up to his parents. Oh, of course, the story was, "My boy would never steal anything." Yea right, ...

 

There will be thieves, but I will never get use to it. I only pray they take money from the cash draw, which we leave there on purpose (A few hundred bucks). Don’t touch the tools, the equipment or destroy the place.

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