My sister and brother-in-law own a bodaga in town. He's from India. She's not.
Two months ago, it was robbed. Gunpoint. Took some money, cigarettes, candy. Guy was never caught.
Last night, another guy attempted to punch him bc he refused to sell alcohol. My BIL swung back. Called the police.
In this small town, nearly every gas station has been robbed. One specific store has been robbed three times. Guns, hammers, a metal chain.
My theory is all the targeted ones are being managed by foreigners. People don't see them as hard-working, family -oriented community members.
Some are even scared to call the police bc of their legal status/work visas.
I understand socioeconomics, but this feels targeted. Directly towards who appear Muslim (but are actually Sikhs)
Sidenote:: he's Sikh. My sister was raised Southern Baptist, now Atheist. They make it work. But thats another post for another day