The criminals have taken control of Philadelphia. In response, one Philly Gas Station owner has been forced to hire armed security officers to put a stop to the robberies. Who is to blame? 

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Police are warning the public amid a spike in violent “bank jugging” robberies across Southern California as the holidays approach.

“Bank jugging” involves thieves staking out potential victims in bank parking lots and then following them to their next destination to rob them.

Popular shopping centers are prime areas for suspects searching for their next target, police said.

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The owner of a Philadelphia gas station has hired a security team armed with AR-15s, shotguns, and decked out in Kevlar vests as he fights to combat the city’s ongoing crime crisis.

Neil Patel (pictured), who oversees a Karco gas station in North Philadelphia, said he hired state S.I.T.E. agents to protect his employees and customers after several recent incidents during which his store was ransacked.

Patel told a local Fox outlet that criminals are ‘forcing us to hire the security, high-level security, state-level. We are tired of this nonsense; robbery, drug trafficking, hanging around, gangs,’ he added.

The small business owner said he was recently pushed to hire the security team after a group of young people vandalized his business and stole his ATM. He said his car had also been damaged by area criminals.

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