A Yaletown enterprise proprietor is talking out after his store suffered two break-ins in two nights, an issue many Vancouver enterprise homeowners have gotten accustomed to.
Sean is the proprietor of West of Woodward, a ladies’s clothes boutique in Yaletown positioned on Hamilton Road.
He shared images and movies of the property injury with Each day Hive and a few details about the break-ins and the way they’ve affected his Yaletown enterprise.
The break-ins impacted the entrance window shows. An worker of West of Woodward informed Each day Hive that on the primary night time, thieves broke the proper entrance facet window earlier than taking off with a jacket worn by one of many mannequins within the show.
On the second night time, the worker mentioned that thieves broke the left facet of the window show and stole two pairs of pants from a rack.
As you possibly can see on this video, one window was already boarded up earlier than the second assault.
Issues aren’t getting a lot simpler for enterprise homeowners coping with property crime in #Vancouver.
This video is from a #Yaletown enterprise proprietor.
Two break-ins in two nights. pic.twitter.com/rouaf7plMJ
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Sean says that $2,000 in merchandise was stolen, and repairs “ought to seemingly come out to some extra thousand.”
“That is on high of the funding of just about $5k in metal scissor gates on all home windows and the doorway to make sure nobody can enter after breaking home windows.”
Sean informed Each day Hive that he has been corresponding with the Vancouver Police.
“The home windows are boarded up till the glass could be repaired, however VPD has actually solely suggested to maintain merchandise out of attain from the home windows.”
This photograph exhibits one window boarded up earlier than the subsequent night time’s injury.
Sean added that police have been energetic in attempting to assist discover the person liable for the alleged crimes.
“They’ve already confirmed on surrounding avenue footage that it’s the similar individual.”
Sean added that the incident has created emotional misery for himself and his one staffer.
“We’d like to really feel secure every night time that our retailer gained’t be damaged into or have merchandise stolen to worsen the monetary laborious occasions for the time being.”
West of Woodward shared the information on Instagram, thanking the group for encouragement following the 2 incidents.
Many responded to the put up. The Yaletown BIA responded with the remark, “that is simply unhappy.”
One other person mentioned, “town wants to guard small biz. Sufficient!”
The identical sentiments in regards to the metropolis needing to step up have been shared by a enterprise proprietor we talked to in March 2022.
VPD informed Each day Hive that they’re at the moment investigating the 2 incidents.