Firework Stand Workers on Alert for Potential Encounters with Thieves

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Friday, December 28 2018 Dec 28, 2018 December 28, 2018 5:00 PM December 28, 2018 in News - Local
By: John Paul Barajas

ELSA – Firework stands across the Rio Grande Valley are on high alert.

Police say they are targets for thieves looking to make a quick buck; some employees are even carrying a hammer or an old bat to stay safe.

One firework stand owner tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS about the dangers he faces in this business.

KRGV’s John Paul Barajas spoke with Precinct 5 Deputy Constable Jesse Vega about the precautions these workers should take.   

He says people who seem suspicious should not be confronted directly.

"You can always call the communications. The dispatch office and just let them know you’re requesting extra patrols around the area,” says Precinct 5 Deputy Jesse Vega.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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