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Crime, panhandling hurting local businesses, Nashville area store manager says: 'We're losing customers'
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A business manager in Madison, Tennessee, said he was tired of the theft, harassment and aggressive panhandling in his area of the Nashville suburb.
Mena Girgis, who manages Carlos Wireless off Gallatin Pike Road in Madison, said crime has been a major problem for months and was negatively impacting the local economy, according to local Fox affiliate WZTV.
"They’ve been out there harassing people that are coming in the store, or they’re going on the plaza," Girgis said of the panhandlers.
"They are asking people for money, harassing them for money, sometimes they’re stealing," the store manager continued. He said he still feels unsafe even after cameras have been installed and metal placed over the glass.
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