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Fed up with crime, store owners want out

Burglaries force family back to Brooklyn

Marco Miranda fills in a window space at Keys World with metal bars and cinder blocks Thursday afternoon after the store was burglarized Wednesday evening.
Photographer: Barry Sloan
Marco Miranda fills in a window space at Keys World with metal bars and cinder blocks Thursday afternoon after the store was burglarized Wednesday evening.
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They filled the back doorway with cement, nailed down the windows and installed iron bars, but still the burglars kept coming. Now, after eight burglaries in three years, the Khemraj family is giving up. They’ve placed their Albany Street building on the market, signed a lease for a new storefront in Brooklyn and plan to move back to New York City as soon as they’ve sold the last of their stock. “It’s not safe here,” ...


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GVilleResident
August 22, 2008
8:08 a.m.

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What they didn't try was a guard dog, or are they illegal in Schenectady ?

wmarincic
August 22, 2008
9:40 a.m.

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I say put a cot downstairs and sleep with the gun for a few weeks, I guarantee you if you shoot a few more of the dirtbags they will get the hint!!!

greermorgan
August 22, 2008
11:51 a.m.

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This is shameful. The gates would effect the "aesthetics" hahha. Have you walked up and down Robinson St or Division and look at the way the houses look? How about the awful condition of sidewalks?? That is AESTHETICS??
People moved here for a better life and were done an injustice- shame on Schenectady- no wonder the high school was on the most dangerous list. Priorities need to be examined.
Yes a guard dog may be the answer for this businessman.

lovelyknockers
August 27, 2008
11:18 a.m.
(Comment was removed by moderator for not meeting the Daily Gazette's community standards.)
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