TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Hardy Cheema and her husband own a convience store on Highway 43 in Tuscumbia.
The store has had three burglaries in the last five weeks.
Cheema and Tracy Moore, the property owner, believe there is a bigger problem. They believe the burglaries could have been prevented if authorities were patrolling the area. The area is patrolled by the Tuscumbia Police Department, it was originally patrolled by the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office, a change which recently took place.
Tuscumbia police chief Tony Logan says the situation is unfortunate, but he has been working with the Sheriff’s office to try to find a solution.
“This business is located on the outskirts of our police jursidiction. But Sheriff May and I have discussed it on numerous occasions, that we will work together to patrol the area. We are trying our best to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” says Logan.
Cheema and her husband hope authorities keep their businees in mind, because they don’t want their hard work to go to waste.
“We want to keep this business open. Unfortunately, if this keeps on going, we won’t be able to keep this business open. We’re eventually have to shut it down,” said Cheema.