Ever since the death of George Floyd, protests and riots have broken out across the nation. Looting and arson have become rampant. The saddest part? Small businesses are feeling the brunt of the destruction and chaos.
Jose Dario Collado, the owner of Yankee Deli & Grocery in New York City, said the looting that is taking place has reached new heights. Looters are now targeting ATMs in bodegas across the Big Apple.
“We get robbed, we get killed, we are assaulted, but this is a new thing,” he said. “Looting is in style and there is nothing we can do about it.”
Two men were caught on camera stealing the ATM from Collado’s business. Not only did they steal the machine, but they caused “damages totaling thousands of dollars.”
“Who will pay me? The City? The Mayor? The Small Business Administration?” Collado asked. “I want answers.”
According to Fernando Mateo,