Pocono Green still waiting on cameras after break-ins - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Pocono Green still waiting on cameras after break-ins

By Melissa Correa - bio | email
Posted by Phil Riggan – email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Two months after a string of bizarre break-ins, some Chesterfield business owners are still scared. The owner of Pocono Green Shopping Center off Midlothian Turnpike has made several security improvements,  but tenants want what they say was promised to them.

During the day Juliette Sykes, owner of the Liberty Tax at the Pocono Green Shopping Center is confident. But when the sun sets, it's a different story.

"I think if there was a surveillance camera here, being that it's so secluded, I think that would really make us feel more comfortable," Sykes explained. 

She says six cameras were promised after a trio of bizarre break-ins in December.

"On December 28th we were here working late, getting ready for tax season," Sykes said.

After accessing the vacant neighboring space, someone ripped their way into her store.

"This entire piece here was completely broken up and it was open," she said, when asked how big the hole in the wall was after the break-in.

John Madures covers the shopping center. He's not the owner. He leases spaces.

"But because I know most of the tenants, I work with them pretty closely, I try to be out here and help whenever I can," he said.

He knows tenants are concerned. He hopes repairs to lighting, and doors helps.

"It's much more difficult for someone to get in now," he said.

Madures says the property owner is evaluating bids for the electronic eyes. Sykes says that's fine, just don't keep her in the dark.

"If I get a timeframe that I know that they're working on it, then that would make me feel better," she said.

She invested in an alarm and a policy that requires employees to walk customers to their cars at night.

"We just want to make sure people are still comfortable coming and leaving," she said.

Copyright 2011 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

    Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:04:04 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:57:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    More >>

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    More >>
  • Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

    Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-04-21 19:44:16 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:56 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:56:41 GMT
    Stallone, who starred in the 1976 boxing film "Rocky" and several sequels, is a supporter of the president and attended Trump's New Years' Eve party at Mar-a-Lago in 2016. (Source: CNN/Twitter)Stallone, who starred in the 1976 boxing film "Rocky" and several sequels, is a supporter of the president and attended Trump's New Years' Eve party at Mar-a-Lago in 2016. (Source: CNN/Twitter)

    President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his...

    More >>

    President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships.

    More >>
  • Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II

    Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-04-21 10:54:10 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:47 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:47:00 GMT
    (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP). Britain's Queen Elizabeth raises her glass during speeches at The Queen's Dinner, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, April 19, 2018.(Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP). Britain's Queen Elizabeth raises her glass during speeches at The Queen's Dinner, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, April 19, 2018.

    Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.

    More >>

    Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly