ONE of the city's major shopping centres says they are doing "everything" they can to increase the safety of patrons.
Security measures at the Marketplace have been scrutinised following the recent attacks on elderly women.
On November 28, a 92-year-old woman was left shaken after her car was stolen by a juvenile in the underground Marketplace car park.
Less than two weeks later, a 70-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint during an early-morning attack in the same car park.
Sarah Brunskill is a casual employee at Marketplace's Valleygirl and Sturt Mall's Coles supermarket and said the crime is also affecting employees inside the centre.
"There are a lot of challenges we've had to face when confronting these people who we have caught stealing in our store," she said.
"You don't always know how they're going to react.
"Hearing about elderly women or anyone being targeted doesn't put anything at ease as there's no security down there."
However, a Wagga Marketplace spokesperson said the centre has deployed additional resources both inside the centre and in the underground car park, in light of recent events in the area.
The spokesperson said the safety of their customers is the number one priority and they have since increased patrolling in the car park.
"We want to ensure everyone feels safe and comfortable when they visit the centre," the spokesperson previously told The Daily Advertiser.
"The Marketplace has made substantial investment into CCTV infrastructure, with a large number of cameras installed throughout the interiors, car park and external property.
"The CCTV system is also maintained regularly, and we can confirm that all cameras are in working order."
Ms Brunskill argued it has come to the point where people need to look out for one another.
"[Crime has] gone downhill and got worse and a lot of people would love to be able to feel safe," she said.
"Everyone needs to feel safe not just one group of people."