LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clean up continues around the Valley after several businesses were looted or damaged during the weekend demonstrations. 8 News Now surveyed the destruction and learned more about efforts to keep stores safe.
The Rebel store at Koval and Tropicana sustained damage, prompting crews to board up the windows. Metro Police said demonstrators from the Sunday night protests came to the location, looted and set the trash on fire.
“This is 2020, can’t we all get along and grow up?” questioned resident Anthony Earle.
Earle finds it frustrating to see people destroy the community. He shops at Kohl’s on Charleston and Nellis, the same store Metro sources say a group threw several molotov cocktails at early Monday morning.
“I’m so glad it didn’t burn down,” said Earle. “Why would you tear up your own neighborhood to prove a point?”
Break ins also happened at the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Cell phone video showed the shattered glass at a business. Some stores are taking precautions by boarding up the windows.
“Please stop and be part of the solution like we are today,” pleased volunteer Tina Ulman. “Don’t be a part of the problem.”
In Downtown Las Vegas, some volunteers returned to continue cleaning up the graffiti from Saturday’s protests.
“I want to come out and support our businesses, let them know we’re sorry about this, and we’re going to help clean it up,” said Ulman.
It’s a gesture the 7th and Carson Marketing Partners appreciate while understanding the vandalism happening at the moment.
“I think it’s par for the course,” said Jennifer Tramaglino, marketing partner at 7th & Carson. “We are for the movement overall that’s going on. We’re just really thankful that we only got tagged.”
They’re supporting a cause but also encouraging people to keep it peaceful.
Metro Police made several arrests at the Premium Outlet Mall last night.