Crimes and apprehensions of suspects filled the first two pages of the Agassiz Harrison Observer on Thursday, June 13. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

LETTER: Crime is the new normal

Agassiz resident Harvey Andrew writes about the seeming crime spree that hit the area this month

Dear Editor,

I just read the recent Observer, Thursday, June 13, 2019. The front page news and the second page news should be a wake up call.

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The threat is real. The danger is real and it’s going to be “the new normal.”

The Big City has reached the back door of Agassiz.

Shootings, car chases and armed robberies with shots fired were only common in big cities and down in the U.S.A. Well, not anymore.

The Bad Guys could strike anywhere, anytime and their next victim could be anyone. It does not matter who you are.

Just recently a 90-year-old man was assaulted in Chilliwack and a knife-wielding woman attacked a Chilliwack RCMP police officer.

Even if you are 80 years old with a handicap, the bad guys will take advantage of you.

It is possible that the Prospera Credit Union could get hit again, as it was a few years ago. Yes, the Agassiz Prospera was robbed. It had a very large police response.

-Harvey Andrew, Agassiz

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