On Aug. 16, Tom's Mini Mart was burglarized at 12:24 a.m. Two males attempted to break in by breaking the glass of the front door but fled as the alarms went off.
With the aid of the video surveillance cameras, police officers were able to apprehend the two individuals within a few hours. I would like to sincerely thank these officers for their decisive action and vigilance in apprehending those involved.
To my dismay, the two culprits who committed this crime were juveniles. While my family was helping me clean up the mess and secure the store at 2 in the morning, these two walked right by us after the break-in.
Why were these children even roaming the streets between midnight and 2 a.m.?
It is important that the children face consequences for their actions and it is equally important that responsibility be taken for their actions so they know they cannot get away with it again.
Parents: Try to understand that your actions speak louder than words and if you let your children think they can get away with this, they will do it again. Take responsibility for your children and do not let them put anyone else through what they have put us through.
The courts will now determine what will happen to the children, but we still have to bear the cost of their actions.
Jean Hanae Nakamura