Break-ins worry Connellsville bar owner
Neighborhood watches could prove to be a great help for local businesses experiencing break-ins or other security problems, especially those in the more populated, residential areas such as the York Bar in Connellsville.
The York Bar, owned by the Nickelson Family Enterprise, has been the victim of several burglaries over the past year. The owners are upset.
“It's getting very frustrating,” Sherrie Nickelson said. “It's frightening, and it's frustrating.”
The family has owned the bar for 17 years. Recently several bags of aluminum cans meant for recycling were stolen from the back of the premises.
“He just pulled up and helped himself,” Nickelson said.
Connellsville police Chief James Capitos said the burglar was caught on video surveillance and the case was being investigated.
Capitos believes the theft of the cans taken Saturday and Monday nights were an isolated case.
“We don't feel that the cases are related,” he said in reference to home burglaries that have taken place in the city in recent weeks. “I think it's an isolated incident.”
Nickelson said the bar was broken into in 2012 and twice this year. The family is installing additional equipment to help deter any criminal attempts.
“We are doing what we have to do,” she said. “It's getting bad.”
An active crime watch in the neighborhood could be a great asset to the business and others in the area, Nickelson said.
“I think it's a great idea,” she said. “It could be a help to us.”
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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