Friday, March 10, 2023

After requiring masks, NYC wants them removed because of crime wave

 The New York City Police Police Department is advising businesses to have patrons take off their masks before entry due to the high number of thefts and robberies across the city.

Removing face masks should be made a “condition of entry,” NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said at a press conference last week, noting that criminals have been taking advantage of masks to avoid detection on surveillance cameras.

“People are coming up to our businesses, sometimes with masks, sometimes masks, hoods and latex gloves, and they’re being buzzed in, they’re being allowed to enter into the store and then we have a robbery or some kind of property being stolen,” Maddrey said.

New York had some of the strictest policies on the wearing of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring customers to mask up or not be able to shop.,,more

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