Cable company hires off-duty officers after armed robberies

CLEVELAND - A cable company is hiring off-duty police officers to accompany workers after a series of violent robberies on marked trucks in Cleveland.
 
Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2oXsuiO) reports Spectrum cable company is hiring the officers after five workers for other companies were robbed at gunpoint and a Spectrum employee was shot four times. A company spokesman says in an emailed statement that Spectrum has the safety of customers and employees as their "highest priority."
 
The 32-year-old Spectrum employee was shot while putting climbing equipment on his truck. He was treated at a hospital for injuries that aren't life threatening.
 
The police officers will ride in full uniform and stand near Spectrum workers.

© 2017 Associated Press


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