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Update on Nurse’s effort to ‘fortify’ stores

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I first wrote about this issue here after talking with Karl Nurse about this problem. There will be a council workshop to discuss the matter on February 12. From this article in the Times: Install surveillance cameras and a recording system inside the store — and make sure they work. Clear away signs and anything else that might keep the register from being seen from the outside. Police say that is what owners need to do to fortify their stores against the kind of violent robbers who have shot five clerks and one police officer in eight weeks. But so far, that sage advice has been just that — advice. Council member Karl Nurse thinks the city should make it law. “It’s pretty clear that it’s safer for the operator and it reduces the chances of being robbed,” Nurse said. “And if they are robbed, it improves the chances of catching and identifying the criminals.” Read more.

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