Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Climate of fear
It is tense times around Tracy. A crime spree with armed robbers is sweeping around town. Today’s robbery at a cell phone store is the fourth armed robbery since Thursday. I arrived on scene as officers prepared to enter the store but the robbers had already fled the scene.
We have been lucky so far. No innocent bystanders or shopkeepers have been injured in the robberies. Guns have been brandished and the potential for tragedy is high. We can only wait and see if the surge of crime continues in our city.