Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Robbery at Atlas Park
From the Daily News:
A brazen Memorial Day stickup at the tenant-challenged Atlas Park mall in Glendale is once again raising questions about how its owner plans to lure businesses there.
Macerich, the nationwide firm that owns the Cooper Ave. shopping complex, is still staying mum on its immediate plans to turn the struggling mall around.
But it promises big things are on the horizon.
On May 28, a man and woman stopped by a parking kiosk, claiming to need information, police said. The two attendants opened the booth door just as the man and woman and a third suspect forced them inside. The perps demanded money at gunpoint, tied up the staffers and made off with an undisclosed sum of cash, according to police.
No arrests have been made in connection with the crime, which occurred just before noon. Mall officials stressed that it was an isolated incident, though they declined to offer further comment on the crime or its plans to make the mall less empty.