Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Waco Convenience Store Robberies Increase?

Last night, there was another robbery at a Waco area convenience store. This time, a "Skinny's" store on Waco Drive near 25th Street was the location. In the end, no one was hurt and the robber only gained around $30 for his efforts.

It's always good news when an employee of a convenience store in Waco is not injured in one of these late night or early morning robberies. Sometimes, the outcome is not positive and at other times the convenience store employee is murdered by the robber.

That is exactly what happened on July 4th 2005 when a convenience store also owned by "Skinny's" was robbed near Baylor University during the early morning hours of "Independence Day". The lone employee working at that store, at that time, was a friend of mine and her murderer has not been brought to justice as of yet.

Maybe it's just me, but I do visit Waco area convenience stores during late night hours because of my work. On many occasions, I see young women working those shifts and there is no other male or female employee in sight during that time of night. Do some of these convenience stores even care about the safety of their employees?

At heart I am a capitalist, but when it comes of keeping a Waco convenience store open 24/7 simply because it is profitable to do so by hiring only one employee, something just does not seem right.

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