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At least eight businesses in the Detroit Shoreway Community have been burglarized within days

Posted: 9:56 AM, Aug 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-24 13:56:37Z
Up and coming community on edge after break-ins
Up and coming community on edge after break-ins
Up and coming community on edge after break-ins

It's an up and coming neighborhood that developers and business owners have been investing lots of money in for several years.

"You see the places that are opening up here, restaurants and all those apartments and condos," said business owner Jamal Lababidi.

But lately, brazen thieves are trying to slow the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood's progress. At least eight restaurants, bars and other local businesses have been robbed in the past couple of days. Lababidi owns 'The Big Egg'—his restaurant has been robbed twice.

"The first time they broke in in the front door, and the second time they broke in from the window," he said. 

Adam Rosen from the Detroit Shoreway Development Organization has put out surveillance pictures of thieves to get the word out, he's also meeting business owners to make sure folks feel safe.

"We've been trying to communicate with as many people as possible about safety tips, ways to safeguard your home or your place of business, and working really closely with the 2nd district to have as many eyes and ears as we can on the streets," said Rosen.

Lababidi says he has faith things will get better.

"Still a safe area, beautiful area there doing a lot of work to it they are putting a lot of money into it," he said.

Here's a list of some of the businesses affected:

  • Stockyard Meats
  • Giorgio's Oven Fresh Pizza
  • Blazing Saddle Cycle
  • Banter Beer and Wine
  • Spice Kitchen and Bar
  • Gordon Square Market
  • Frank's Falafel House
  • The Big Egg