Old East Village businesses consider foot patrols

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Following several break-ins and acts of vandalism along Dundas Street?in London’s Old East Village, business owners and community members are considering starting a community foot patrol to curb future?crime.

One of the latest businesses to fall victim to?is The Mystic Bookshop. The decades-old stores ask is?at 612 Dundas Street?was burglarized this past weekend, with the front door?smashed in and some items?being stolenThe charges and multiple warnings..

But when Mary Beechie, the shop’s owner,?first learned her business was hitToronto Mayor John Tory received his first AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shot at a pharmacy Saturday morning., she said she wasn’t?surprised.

“I think every building along here has been smashed. Not just broken into, but just smashed for the sake of vandalizing empty buildings. Even the mental health building, all of their windows were smashed,” she said.

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