Galaxy owner Wendy Davies, who has owned the bead and jewellery store for eight years, said antisocial behaviour was a problem, with her store robbed several times.
�The second day of buying the shop, I did late night trading and a girl came in and stole a whole stand with jewellery hanging from it,� she said.
�She ran from the store and before I could register what happened, she was gone. It progressed from there, so after a year I got a security system that cost thousands of dollars.�
Ms Davies said the latest incident happened while she was on holiday when products worth $500 were stolen.
The Liberal Party�s election campaign in 2013 included $13.5 million in more CCTV cameras, establishing a State CCTV Strategic Plan and centralised access with more cameras in more areas.
East Metropolitan Region MLC Amber-Jade Sanderson said the federal and local government had let the community and businesses down.
�We need these businesses to work and succeed and they�re not doing enough to help them do that,� she said.
Mayor Sylvan Albert said the City was limited in its powers in dealing with antisocial behaviour.
�The City’s Security Watch Service responds to reports of antisocial behaviour and does regular patrols,� he said.
The City was undertaking a project to increase the number of CCTV cameras in the Morley shopping precinct, he said.
Morley MLA Ian Britza did not respond to questions by deadline.
The State Government�s latest budget included $7 million for a State-wide CCTV strategy.