Brian Furtado sympathizes with the many victims of attempted car thefts.
Mr. Furtado says windshield replacement is the company's reason for existence, but this increase in traffic goes well beyond what is normally expected.
We don't want to make a profit off the backs of people caught in this kind of situation. Road hazards or stones hitting windshields happen. But this is very different.
A quote from Brian Furtado, branch manager of the Speedy Glass center on Howard Avenue
Friday , Windsor police and Windsor-Tecumseh MLA Andrew Dowie announced the force will receive more than $900,000 over the next three years to combat auto theft.
This money will be used to fund police investigations and prevent more car thefts.
The Windsor Police Service is one of 21 police forces that are share $18 million in funding. These funds come from a $51 million government grant announced in May.
We have heard the growing concerns of citizens and law enforcement “And I'm pleased to announce this new program and important funding to help address this issue in our community,” Dowie said.
The provincial government says the number of car thefts increased by 31% in the first six months of 2023 compared to the same period last year.
With information from CBC