ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Businesses around Albuquerque are struggling lately. They’re dealing with an assortment of crime issues which include things like trespassing and vandalism.
“It’s just like, is it worth it to be in business anymore?”
Ed Wolfe, the owner of Culligan Bottled Water, is at his wit’s end. His company, near San Mateo and Lomas, is dealing with problem after problem, like finding bullet holes in his work vehicles and weekly vandalism to the trucks.
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“We just leave it on there because every time we went to paint over it, it was just like a big ol’ white billboard for somebody else to come out there and just say, ‘hey, you know what? I’m going to practice my tagging art.’”
Lightbulbs are stolen out of the fixtures, security cameras are ripped down, and even the city-issued “No Trespassing” signs have…