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Businesses face insurance questions after riot

Egyptian native and Baltimore resident Alaa Mansour, was working part time at the Gold Apple Watch and Jewelry Repair on East Fayette street in Balimore with rioters caught him outside of the store when trying to leave on Monday around 5:30pm, beat him to the ground and stole $470 of his person. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

It was a bright sunny spring day on Wednesday, but you really couldn't tell inside Golden Apple Watch and Jewelry on the East Fayette Street because its windows and doors were boarded up. The glass had been knocked out two days before when rioters swept through portions of downtown. The looters helped themselves to diamond watches, silver jewelry and "grillz," jewelry that is worn over the teeth. Saleh Mandour, the store's owner, and his son Marwan Mandour estimated the looters made off without about $50,000 in merchandise. The windows remain boarded over because police who responded said they didn't have time to take a report because of the unrest and the landlord's insurance won't replace the windows without one. As far as the stolen merchandise, the store will likely have to eat the loss because it wasn't insured. "We don't know what to do," Mandour said.

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