“They broke into two of my vehicles, two delivery trucks. They knew what they were doing and I think they’ve probably been here before.” “We saw the building broken in – everything damaged – almost $100,000 worth of damage,” he said. “We’ve got to put up new walls- new doors. They even stole some catalytic converters – it’s pretty clear these guys were at the business on east McNichols for quite some time. And that’s what has Al Jabawi so angry – their business is part of Project Green Light – but police were nowhere to be found.
“All the alarms were going off so we knew it was something bad going on,” said Hasan Al-Jabawi. Surveillance cameras captured the thieves stealing the electrical meter before everything went dark around 1 a.m. Monday morning.
When Jabawi, the office manager, arrived at H & A Auto Parts Monday morning – this is what he found: alarms going off, and a mess. DETROIT (FOX 2) – A shattered windshield remains on the hi-lo that thieves drove right through a building, flipping cars and damaging everything in sight Monday morning.
“It’s not worth it – I thought that if you have a Green Light -they’re watching 24 hours so you’re safe, if your life is in danger, you’re safe,” he said. “I’m paying for them and nothing’s getting covered.” Detroit police say they monitor hundreds of cameras and may not have seen the vandals in action – but they are now looking for them. They paid upfront fees to be part of the Green Light program and they pay $300 a month to make sure their business is monitored and protected. They have multiple security cameras connected to the police and say they expected better.
The owner of H & A Auto Parts says their alarm company had called them around 2 a.m. but they were asleep. And he says they thought Project Green Light would have been monitoring their cameras. “I don’t know if they’re watching or not – nobody showed up,” he said. “And we called the police and they didn’t come for like an hour after and they sent me one officer.”
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