Bacolod City businessmen appealed to the city police office yesterday for intensified police visibility, especially in malls and other establishments to prevent crime incidents.
Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, president, Frank Carbon, said the city police should deploy motor riding policemen to combat criminal elements in the establishments frequented by people.
A businessman was shot dead at the car park of a mall in December and the security guards failed to respond immediately, while another mall customer , who lost her belongings, complained against a mall, that she said, had no closed circuit television camera, police records show.
De la Paz said they will heed the call of the businessmen and deploy members of the motorized anti-street crime operatives in these establishments, especially during peak hours.
Carbon led the members of MBCCI in turning over gas coupons yesterday to De la Paz at the City Police headquarters to be utilized by MASCO members to boost the anti-criminality campaign.
Carbon said the MBCCI will give gas coupons they solicit from business establishments to members of the MASCO every month.*APN