Cops Keep Stores Safe
Tis the season for giving, but for criminals looking for a quick buck, tis the season for taking.
Convenience stores often make easy targets.
For the last six years the Marion County sheriff's office has put extra patrol on all shopping areas in the county during the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This year, they've added video surveillance of frequently robbed convenience stores that can be viewed right in the deputies patrol car.
Detective Jason LaBorde says,
"We've got people watching so many different cameras that hopefully if anything were to happen we could catch them...especially with us...driving around."
The stress program is voluntary, and although sheriff's deputies aren't paid to patrol, they are given vacation time as compensation.
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