Police in Meriden, Connecticut, are planning to increase the number of security cameras installed throughout the city's downtown area.
The decision came after a gas station owner was killed in an armed robbery on June 27. One of the station's co-owners told The Record-Journal that he feels as though he will never be able to trust anyone anymore.
According to the source, the initiative will allow for 15 cameras to be installed in eight locations. The cameras at seven of the sites will contain a two-camera fixture to allow enforcement to see a 360- degree view of the area, while one of the locations will have a standard surveillance camera.
Meridian Police Chief Jeffry Cossette told the source that the cameras will be helpful to put citizens at ease.
“The downtown has always been safe," he said. "There is a perception out there that it is not. This will make the public as well as merchants feel more secure."
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