Greenwich jeweler vows to fight for downtown officer

GREENWICH - The owner of a Greenwich jewelry store is vowing to continue fighting for an officer to be posted downtown.

Betteridge Jewelers wants an officer reinstated to direct traffic on Lewis Street after the store was robbed last month. The officer post was removed last year due to a restructuring of patrols and now is only temporarily used for the holiday season.

The owner of the store met with police, as well as the town's first selectman and other town jewelers about the situation. He says there needs to be more police presence downtown to guard against crimes such as robbery.

Police Chief David Ridberg says his department is working with local merchants to help ensure their safety in other ways.

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