After three burglaries in three weeks, Bashar Albustami watched Monday as bars were installed on his store, Wireless Technology on West McMillan Street, in a bustling block near University of Cincinnati's campus home to popular eateries like Thai Express and Mac's Pizza Pub.I'm familiar with this area and I'm going to guess that Obama took this area 80-20.
Police are looking for the three men who participated in a "smash and grab" at the store early Saturday morning. They say two people smashed through the front door, taking the cash register and some merchandise. A third man - likely acting as a lookout - is also wanted.
"We have a good (camera) system here but it's hard to get these people," Albustami said. "I think if they did not get caught the word spreads to others, who say 'I went into the store and it was an easy ride.'"
But Albustami said it won't be anymore, he's putting up the bars and metal sliding doors that will protect the windows and his livelihood.
"We don't want it to look like a jail and we don't want to give people the idea that this is an unsafe area," he said. "But this is hurting all the people I support - it affects all of us."
See, when you open a business in "Progress" city, as part of your business investment you need to make allowances for bars on windows, security systems, additional police patrols, etc.
By the way, do you think prospective, law abiding residents notice the bars on windows when they're looking for a place to live?
What's so "progressive" about that?