Local Business Shocked by Bank Robbery Nearby, Says They're More Alert Now

Published 07/08 2013 10:27PM

Updated 07/08 2013 10:50PM

Businesses near the Citibank on South 14th say they were shocked to hear that the bank was robbed Monday afternoon.

Anne Pierce, the owner of Kid's Village, says in her seven years at that location, nothing of this magnitude has happened, which is what makes the robbery so surprising.

Since the robbery, Pierce says she's taken extra precautions to make sure the store stays secure and safe. However, now she says she's more alert of what could happen and that she and the surrounding businesses will be more mindful.

Other business owners and employees say they were shocked, but now they'll band together and watch out for each other, and also be on the lookout for the suspect still at large.

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