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NYCO donates cameras to thrift shop

Gay and Rick Olcott stand with new security equipment donated by NYCO Minerals to the Elizabethtown Thrift Shop.

Gay and Rick Olcott stand with new security equipment donated by NYCO Minerals to the Elizabethtown Thrift Shop. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Thanks to a local company, the Elizabethtown Thrift Shop will be a little safer from potential theft.

The store, located above the Deer’s Head Restaurant, will now house a security camera system donated by NYCO Minerals.

The donation came together with the help of Rick Olcott, who volunteers at the shop where his wife, Gay, currently serves as secretary. He also works for NYCO as an electrical supervisor.

“There were some attempted thefts at the shop, and we wanted to do something,” Olcott said. “The shop was looking into buying one, so I approached NYCO and submitted a request for a multi-camera surveillance system.”

Olcott said he was pleased the company came through with a four-camera system that cost around $800.

“It will monitor the back room of the store,” Olcott said. “It is something that we can use to prevent theft and also keep our employees safe.”

Currently, more than 70 volunteers help to staff the store, which donates proceeds to the St. Elizabeth’s, Good Shepard, United Congregational and First Congregational (Lewis) churches.

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