Western Beef Boosts Security in Wake of Car Break-Ins

By Eddie Small on June 6, 2014 11:16am 

 Western Beef boosted its security after a string of car break-ins in The Bronx.
Western Beef boosted its security after a string of car break-ins in The Bronx.
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MORRISANIA — The Western Beef on Prospect Avenue has added two security guards to its parking lot and an additional guard inside after a string of car break-ins there, police said.

The move came amid intense criticism from officers at the 42nd Precinct over the supermarket's lack of security. Four cars have been burglarized over the last five weeks, police said.

Officers had been pushing for the store to add security cameras to its lot. Although it has not made this move yet, 42nd Precinct Capt. Steven Ortiz said he was still grateful that Western Beef had taken an extra step to help ensure customer safety.

"At the very least, they did something, and that’s what I’m appreciative of," he said. "They did something to help us out."

Western Beef did not respond to a request for comment.

The guards show that safety is not just important to the NYPD but also to Western Beef, Ortiz said.

"That means they’re taking our concerns to heart," he said, "and obviously they feel it's important as well."

 

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