ATLANTA — A new move by the Atlanta Police Department has many small businesses feeling vulnerable.
The department announced earlier this week that, due to a recent uptick in crimes across Zone 2, which encompasses the Buckhead area, the Police Department will not be dispatching officers to shoplifting calls in most cases.
For big-box stores, hiring their own security isn’t as much as a burden as it is for the smaller stores, such as the men's store Labels.
Labels said the move by the Police Department could possibly make the store's closed sign permanent.
"Weekends are insane. We get a lot of people coming through these doors," sales associate Daniel Laos told Channel 2's Lauren Pozen.
Labels is a hot spot for high-end men’s clothing at discounted prices.
But like any retail store, Label’s in Buckhead has had people getting their hands on merchandise without paying.
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