Juli Boeheim, wife of Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim, was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Destiny USA Mall on Tuesday, March 1.
The incident was the latest in a series of recent crimes at the Syracuse mall. In the last month, there was a shooting in a bathroom, and last week, an armed robbery occurred at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in the mall, according to CNY Central.
Destiny USA Mall employees are raising alarm bells over potential safety concerns as well as a lack of communication by mall management during and after these incidents. Some are calling for a greater police presence at the mall as they fear mall security is not enough to prevent future crimes or keep patrons safe.
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