Vandals Cause Storefront Damage in New Mexico

Posted by Rick Charney on January 2, 2018

Storefront damage is a growing problem. Vandals can spray paint, scratch, or break display windows at shopping centers, businesses and boutiques. Not only does the vandalism cause damage to the property, it could also damage a shopping center's reputation. When a shopping center is covered with graffiti and cracks, potential customers may feel it is not a safe area.

Storefront Damage Across Shopping Center in New Mexico

Vandals in Albuquerque, New Mexico caused storefront damage to several businesses around 3:00 a.m. One owner said the vandals picked up landscaping rocks and threw them at clothing stores, restaurants, banks, and record shops.

The full extent of storefront damage was seen the next morning. Taped windows, boarded-up display window spaces, and shattered front doors could be seen across Nob Hill.

Another business owner said he didn't understand how a person from the area could do this to local establishments.

The rocks were part of a landscaping plan to help filter debris after harsh weather. City officials are rethinking their plan. They also told contractors to refrain from using landscaping rocks for any other portion of their project. Local police asked the business owners to submit any available surveillance video of the incident.

This shopping center is not a Stealth Monitoring client.

Albuquerque Crime Statistics

Albuquerque is the largest community in New Mexico. According to, Albuquerque’s crime rate is reported to be 181% higher than the national average. Albuquerque’s property crime rates are especially alarming. NEIGHBORHOODSCOUTS.COM reports Albuquerque is safer than only 2% of cities in the entire US, and your chances of becoming a victim of property crime are 1 in 16. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

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