Rite Aid chips in for security cameras in Chester

CHESTER A major drug store chain will join the effort to help fight crime in Chester, the chain announced Monday.

Rite Aid Corp. has donated $10,000 for the installation of security cameras in the city, it said. The company joined Widener University, the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County, and the city and county in this effort to make the area more safe and secure. The chain will also make available to the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center camera footage from its West Ninth Street location.

In September 2013, Rite Aid manager Jason McClay, 40, of Broomall, was killed in a late-night robbery at the Chester store. Five people were arrested, and their trial is scheduled for late January.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is funding the operation with a $1.1 million grant.

- Mari A. Schaefer