Business break-ins trending in area of Grosse Pointe Park

Business owners seek more police presence after several break-ins along Kercheval Street in Grosse Pointe Park

Published On: Dec 06 2012 07:10:18 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 06 2012 07:12:18 PM EST
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. -

Blake Machonahie owns the Sprout House on Kercheval Street in Grosse Pointe Park where someone broke into the business just before dawn Monday.

"We've had a rash of break-ins in the park. They took a brick, threw it through my window, went in and took my registers," he said.

That same morning thieves pulled off a smash-and-grab at the insurance company across the street. They took a TV and a laptop. On Thursday morning, in the same area, thieves broke into the Parkgrill and a resale shop.

"This is brazen. It's ridiculous. Naturally, with all these B&Es of course I'm not as at ease," said Pattie Murie, who owns the antique shop next door. "I don't mind being alone here during the day, but I'm a little worried about what's going to happen at night."

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"I've had total confidence and conviction in the police force but in the past two weeks I have been unnerved because I don't feel that the police presence has been here," he said.

Machonahie has been beefing up his own security including the installation of cameras.

"We have to put up a good defense, and fear, that you can't come down here and do this," he said.