Many robberies occur because the businesses make it convenient for the robber. Poor cash handling, housekeeping and a general lack of planning can make you an easy target for a robbery.
Instruct all employees in use of the alarm system
Remain calm, robbers are usually very excited and may be easily provoked or under the influence of drugs
Take no action that would jeopardize the safety of you, your employees or customers
Obey the robber's instructions
Keep the holdup note if one is used by the robber
Call the police as soon as robbers leave the premises
Protect the scene of the crime and stop others from disturbing the scene
Do not touch any articles that may have been touched or left by the robbers
Hold all witnesses until the police arrive
Lock the doors and allow no-one in except the police
Practice identification with co-workers
Try to notice abnormalities, speech problems or scars
Notice type of build, or estimate weight
Notice type and colour of clothing worn
Observe direction in which suspects leave and try to get a description of the vehicle from any witnesses and write down the licence number
We highly recommend that all retail businesses use a digital video recording (DVR) system to monitor and record customers. The use of video and photographs of suspects are highly useful in investigations are a proven deterrent. While we cannot recommend a specific type or supplier the following is information that can assist you in making your purchasing decisions and for its set up.
Contact your local Community Police Centre (CPC) to l earn more about Camera Surveillance, Video Storage, and Delivery .