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A Chicago jeweler whose store was looted has written an open letter imploring the mayor to get tough on crime.

David Lampert, CEO of Lester Lampert, told Mayor Lori Lightfoot that she “must put politics and ego aside and work towards fixing these issues once and for all,” NBC Chicago reports.

“If it means accepting help from the Federal Government, please take it,” wrote Lampert, whose store is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

He explained in the letter: “We survived the pandemic, but we were immediately hit by a wave of rioting on May 30th damaging our facade and destroying the store we share a wall with on the east side of our building. In the latest rounds of rioting on August 10th our store was actually broken into and we sustained severe damage and loss.”

He said that he is all for “peaceful demonstrations and freedom of speech” but that “we must also support law and order, the police and prosecute criminal activity to the fullest extent of the law.”

CBS Chicago reports that on Aug. 10, police arrested over 100 people in downtown Chicago, and that Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx has OKed 42 felony cases.

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