A quote from an email my father sent to friends and relatives this morning:
To be honest, we have been expected this to happen for years. You cannot live ... [here] for 18 years, in the very free and open manner in which we do, without getting hit by robbers. It is a way of life. When I informed my class this morning about this incident and asked them how many of them had experienced an armed robbery attack, they all smiled; 8 of the 10 had experienced some kind of armed robbery.