MIAMI (CBSMiami) – City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado is set to meet with small business owners in Liberty City who have been plagued by a series of thefts.

Wednesday’s meeting will take place at 6114 NW 7th Avenue at 3:00 p.m.

The meeting is being held in regards to the thefts of copper, electrical wire, air conditioning units, and electrical meters along NW 7th Avenue between 62nd through 54th streets.

Many of the businesses have been burglarized of these items more than once.

Business owners are hoping to get the Mayor and other city officials to commit to prioritizing this issue which has been ongoing for months.

“The thefts are affecting small businesses and non-profit organizations. This population can ill afford the cost to replace entire air conditioning units multiple times – it is an emotional and financial hardship,” said Christine King, President/CEO of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation in a statement.



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