It won’t help
I read the ‘‘Call for more CCTV’’ article ( Mirror, April 20). As a business owner myself I feel for those that were targeted by burglars. I do not believe the answer to this ‘‘problem’’ is one for the community however. There are a number of businesses throughout the region and to train cameras on all of them would be expensive and invasive. If we were to do this for businesses then why would we not train a camera on every house?
This would not be desirable nor would it stop scumbags from finding a way to get what they want. The answer is for individual homeowners and businesses to accept that we are all vulnerable and to take steps to secure our property and have adequate insurance in the event of burglary.
I agree with Mr Ross’s suggestion that business owners install alarm systems but even he suggests that these burglars would still have got what they wanted. They would do so in the presence of CCTV cameras too.
Alexandra Retailers’ Group spokesman and Cafe Rossi owner Brent Ross.