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Monday, September 22, 2014

San Pedro Businesses Fall Victim to Recent Rash of Vandalism

The Properties West storefront after vandals destroyed the front windows on New Year's Eve. (photo: Kathy Michaelis)

In the last three weeks, 13 San Pedro businesses have been victim to a recent rash of vandalism that left large, front, commercial windows shattered, Los Angeles police said.

Los Angeles police Detective Stephanie Barr said the department is investigating the incidents, and noted that the department saw an uptick in this type of crime last July and August that abruptly stopped.

The majority of businesses hit are located along Pacific Avenue and Gaffey Street, but there have also been businesses hit on both Sixth and Seventh Streets in the downtown area, including Harbor Medical Uniforms (318 S. Seventh Street) directly across the street from the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.

“We need to ensure the security of the town, its businesses and our visitors.”

Some of the stores hit include American Furniture and Cruz Furniture both on Pacific Avenue and the 99-cent store on South Gaffey. On Eighth Street in the Weymouth Corners area, Lou’s Flooring, Properties West and Assistance League of San Pedro and on South Weymouth Avenue, Fleur De Lys flower store.

Barr said it appears the suspects are using bricks, as well as BBs and pellets to break the windows, with all of the incidents taking place between 7 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.

Police do have video surveillance showing one of the suspected vehicles, a four-door dark Toyota Sedan.

In touch economic times, business owners affected said they are struggling to find the funding to replace the windows, and don’t want to send to their insurance for fear of increased premiums.

Scott Gray, president of the Seventh Street Merchants Association, said the cost isn’t just that of the windows, but additional and maybe even worse, the sight of boarded up windows and the effect that has on the image of the area and potential consumers.

Gray said the Property Owners Business Improvement District has been considering the installation of security cameras, which he believes would not only aid in catching vandals, but deter vandals from committing a crime in the first place.

“We need to ensure the security of the town, its businesses and our visitors,” Gray said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Los Angeles Police Department burglary detectives at 310-726-7850.

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One Response to “San Pedro Businesses Fall Victim to Recent Rash of Vandalism”
  1. Ken B. says:

    ….considering the installation of security cameras, they’re cheap and should have already been installed! It’s a no brainer, run to Costco they love to sell them!…that was funny….considering…yeah, be like Nike and Just do it!!

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