GFM Clinic Robbery

Posted by on Apr 13, 2010 in Neighborhood, Peacemaking | 0 comments

Rochester medical clinic robbed
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By: Pat McGonigle – Channel 10

A family health clinic in the City’s 19th ward has been ransacked by thieves five times in the last two weeks. One of the doctors at the clinic told News 10NBC he has had enough.

Grace Family Medicine here on Arnett Boulevard has been serving the 19th Ward since 1978. It’s a family health clinic that caters to people with Medicaid, Medicare or no insurance at all.

Five times over the last two weeks, burglars smashed in windows and broke into the office.

Dr. Bill Morehouse showed us some of the damage today. He says there are no drugs, prescription pads or cash in the office so the thieves are only stealing office equipment which only weakens a community’s resources, already operating on a shoe string. Dr. Morehouse said, “Windows broken, small items stolen, most recently yesterday — seven windows smashed, computer stolen, a very valuable computer and we’re beginning to have difficulty meeting the needs of people here.”

Dr. Morehouse says he thinks people in this neighborhood know who’s been doing this. So he’s asking them to come forward and tell police who has been breaking into the clinic. Dr. Morehouse says he’d like to get that person some help.

The Grace Family Medical Clinic is upgrading its security and alarm systems because of the break-in.

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