It seems that over the past few weeks Amarillo has seen an increase in crime, especially robberies.  Do you think the strain of the holidays is pushing people to robbery?

This morning I read a story of a truck driver being robbed at knife point.  They took his money and jewelry.  Last week a Sonic car hop got robbed a gun point for his cash.  Dollar stores, Toot-n-totums, and other businesses and homes here in Amarillo have been the target of a rash of robberies.

I know that crime is everywhere, but it seems within the last couple weeks people are robbing left and right.  I understand that it is the holiday season and everyone wants their family to enjoy these times, so it makes me wonder if that is the reason this is all happening.

Can the stress and pressure of the holidays lead people to commit crimes?  What are your thoughts?

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