Petrol station owner hires Kevlar-armoured, assault-rifle wielding guards

A livid petrol station owner sick of dealing with robberies has decided to build up his defences and hire two Kevlar-armoured guards.

Noting the "nonsense" of robberies and crime in the area, Neil Patel has hired armed guards to stand around his place of business as a way to deter crime.

Armoured guards wielding AR-15 assault rifles is certainly one form of deterrence, with S.I.T.E. agents on hand to protect customers and employees after several ransacking's of the petrol station prompted action from Patel.

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A furious Patel said that criminals in the area are forcing him to "hire the security, high-level security, state level."

He added: "We are tired of this nonsense; robbery, drug trafficking, hanging around, gangs."

Unsurprisingly, Patel has faced few crimes following the installation of round-the-clock Kevlar guards, who are positioned around his place of business with an open carry pass to hold up hefty rifles of dangerous intent.

Locals in the Philadelphia area have voiced their approval for the armed guards presence, with one saying they "live in a bad area" and are just wanting to "get gas" without danger of criminality.

Patel had shared images of a ransacked store, slashed tires, smashed windows and even one incident of a group of thugs carrying out an ATM machine from the business.

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It appears enough is enough for Patel and his petrol station, although one resident appeared upset that armed guards were on hand, especially with children in the area.

Patel countered, saying: "I listen to them, but… violent people, they carry the guns. I fear for the safety of my employees."

Now armed with a private army, the petrol station appears to be armed to the teeth and ready to deal with troublesome acts of criminality, with S.I.T.E. Chief Andre Boyer noting his team "are trained", Daily Mail reported.

He added: "We have a right to protect this property by any means necessary, and whatever force necessary to be used to protect it."

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