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All over America, looting continues in the major cities as opportunists continue to hide under the cloak of nationwide protests over George Floyd’s death.
New York City has been one of the hardest hit, as thieves take full advantage of the preoccupied police force, after months of economic woes caused by the restrictions on employment imposed because of the COVID-19.
New York’s late-night curfew has failed to prevent another night of unrelenting looting, with almost every shelf cleared inside the iconic Macy’s department store on 34th Street.
Even the strongest double-glazed glass shopfronts have shattered after being stormed in organised smash and grab heists, with looters then fleeing by foot with armfuls of stolen goods.
However, in a city of 8 million, there are plenty more retailers that are yet to be compromised. This has lead department stores owners to begin enlisting help from the world’s best anti-theft professionals.
The Betoota Advocate can confirm that the New York City department stores are now consulting Greek-Australian small business owners for advice on how to protect their merchandise.
One of the most prominent supermarket barons in Betoota’s Flight Path District, Spiro Samios (65) has confirmed to our reporters that he received a phone call from New York JC Penney head office today, asking for tips on how to secure their shopfronts.
“These yankees… They amateurs, mate” he told our reporters.
“You think they never see a bluddy ram raid before.”
“No roller guard. No bollards!?
“You aren’t gonna be able to stop a stolen hilux with security tags on T-shirts”
Spiro says after learning about their weak security set-ups, he immediately directed the panicked department store chain to his cousin in Marrickville – who he claims will be able to do them a good deal on security shutters.
“Why it take them this long to call me?”
“They must lose an ATM every week!”