Brooklyn Center Businesses Board Up Windows as Theft Precaution
Some Brooklyn Center businesses are boarding up their windows and doors to prevent theft during the temporary shutdown during the covid-19 outbreak.
Large pieces of plywood cover Que Viet Village House in Brooklyn Center. Owner Minh Lam says she feared someone might break-in after several of her friends fell victim to theft. “We were scared,” said Lam.
“We are only temporarily closed during the covid-19 outbreak,” said Lam. “We are planning to open back up next week, carry-out only. The boards will be coming off soon.”
Que Viet Village House isn’t the only business boarded up. The windows and entrance to Sally Beauty supply are also covered with boards.
The Brooklyn Center police department has not given any guidance for businesses to board up.
“We are providing extra patrols to our retail areas,” said Brooklyn Center Police Commander Richard Gabler.
March 25th, Governor Tim Walz signed a stay-at-home executive order, which will begin Friday night and go through April 10th. Minnesota restaurants and bars are already closed to dine-in customers through at least May 1st.