2009-11-11 / Letters to the Editor

Robbery should be public knowledge

Amherst is not the “safe” city we are led to believe.

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m., I attended my daughter’s chorus concert at Williamsville North High School in Amherst. I was parked in the main front lot on Hopkins Road. During this time at least two cars, including mine, had the windows smashed and our hidden purses stolen. I realize now it was stupid to leave valuables such as a purse in our cars, but I can guarantee many women reading this have done the same thing, especially being we live in such a “safe” city.

Here is the really troubling part. This isn’t the first time it has happened at Williamsville North High School. While telling other people my story, I found out it also happened on Oct. 15 during a sporting event and at least one other time in recent months.

Why were we not informed? I know if a letter or e-mail had been sent out from the school telling us of the break-ins we would not have left our purses or any other valuables in our cars that night.

Let’s stop hiding behind our “safe” city reputation and stop trying to keep these incidents a secret. Crime is everywhere. People need to be aware of what is happening in our town and take precautions.
Debbie Brown
Shellridge Drive
East Amherst

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