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We were surprised by some of the comments posted to our Facebook page when we shared our story regarding last week’s armed robbery at a convenience store in Marystown.

The store happens to be located in an area of town that has affordable housing units.

While some people commented they hoped the person would be caught, others started pointing fingers, suggesting the culprit had to be someone from the area or someone receiving social services.

It is sad to see that some people would judge others on something as irrelevantas the area of town in which they live.

The area where someone lives has nothing to do with the character of that person, and anyone who attempts to draw conclusions based on that thought is being completely unfair.

With the cost of living increasing, it is hard in some areas just to find a place to live, yet alone an affordable one. No one is ever immune to circumstance and one day we may all find ourselves in the same situation. Would we want our merit judged simply on the fact of where we hang up our coats at the end of the day?

The only thing that is known for sure is that a crime was committed last week.

At the time of this writing, the identity of the armed robber, and place of residence, is still unknown.

The fact that remains is, no matter who they are or where they are from, it is not right or fair that the collective be judged by the actions of one.

You don’t have to be from a specific place or way of life to do something wrong, just as making a bad decision in life doesn’t mean you are a bad person. We all make bad choices at some point in life.

It is true that everyone is entitled to an opinion and those opinions will vary. However, when you offer comment that is simply unfair, all that does is give more power to the negative stereotypes that people use too often to judge others.

So put aside your ill-informed conclusions and unfair judgments of others.


Meanwhile, if you have real information that could help police solve this crime, let them know at 279-3001


No matter where a thief lives, they should not be able to get away with the crime.


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