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Old 06-14-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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The Harris-Teeter at Providence and Ardrey-Kell (that was robbed a few weeks ago) has upgraded from a single officer and car to the "cop in a box" in the parking lot.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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If there is a marked unit outside of the store then you should pick up the phone and call HQ and ask them if the Officer is on the taxpayer's dime. If he/she is off duty and being paid privately through HT then they should not have a marked unit sitting out front. Taxpayer's should not be footing the bill.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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The police are trying to prevent copy-cat crimes at the HT in Salisbury. Being that HT also pays taxes it might be in everyones best interest if this crime run can be stopped. Parking an unmanned car is a good idea, just like those empty police cars on the major highways
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:01 AM
 
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HT is paying officers to work to keep their employees safe due to the recent robberies. Many businesses that you see officers at like this are hiring those officers through the "secondary employment" system, which facilitates this program available to businesses and even HOAs that want to hire an officer to work overtime in their business or neighborhood..........


..... or so I've heard.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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HT is paying officers to work to keep their employees safe due to the recent robberies. Many businesses that you see officers at like this are hiring those officers through the "secondary employment" system, which facilitates this program available to businesses and even HOAs that want to hire an officer to work overtime in their business or neighborhood..........


..... or so I've heard.
I was told this, also, but have no idea when a policeman is off duty or not. I am grateful that businesses (in this case, HT) appreciate my patronage enough to do what they can to make it a safe shopping experience.

I would think that even on the taxpayer's dime, it would make sense for a patrol car to occasionally be visible at various spots throughout the community, including driving around neighborhoods. I thought that IS what they were supposed to do. I thought that was what our tax dollars are paying for - vigilance as well as apprehending criminals.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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Station police at HT and the robbers will hit Food Lion. It's the old cat and mouse game and when the mouse sees the cat, he goes looking for another piece of cheese out the back door, so to speak.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Station police at HT and the robbers will hit Food Lion. It's the old cat and mouse game and when the mouse sees the cat, he goes looking for another piece of cheese out the back door, so to speak.
Or maybe the thugs just decide on a new modus operandi, and quit hitting grocery stores.

We really don't know if every grocery store in this town has hired on-site armed undercover police officers, do we? All it takes is catching these micreants in the act . . . and that will be the end of that.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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Station police at HT and the robbers will hit Food Lion. It's the old cat and mouse game and when the mouse sees the cat, he goes looking for another piece of cheese out the back door, so to speak.
It's possible, but there have been several robberies in both Charlotte and the Triad...all were Harris Teeters. I think some of them were overnight due to them being open 24 hours which I think they've also stopped doin g for now.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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LOL, the ones I go to in Blakeney, Stonecrest, and Weddington all have had one when I go in. I find it hilarious, as its obvious they are bored out of their minds. I saw one actually rearranging produce. At least they have all those free sugar cookies.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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I haven't seen one in Huntersville though I was not looking. Thankfully most of the Charlotte crime stays in Charlotte.
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