Many stores are at risk for robbery, especially convenience stores. Store robbery is a terrifying thought and an even more terrifying experience. Unfortunately, it happens, so it’s best to be prepared. If your store gets robbed, try to remain calm and take things one step at a time. However, it can be easier said than done.
At Pikes Peak Security, we know that robberies can happen to anyone at any time. Let’s break down the steps to take if your store gets robbed and how we can help prevent further robberies from wreaking havoc on your bottom line and peace of mind.
If your store gets robbed while you’re inside of it, do your best to remain calm. It’s best to listen to the robber’s instructions and take no action that may jeopardize the safety of yourself, your employees, or any other customers in the store.
Make Mental Notes
This can be challenging to do in such a stressful situation, but try to make a mental note of what the robber looks like. Try to pick up on identifying features such as scars or tattoos.
Report the Crime
After the robbery, go to a safe location and report the crime to your local authorities. If you remain at the crime scene, do your best not to touch anything to preserve any evidence, like fingerprints. Try to keep witnesses at the scene. If they have to leave, take down their contact information.
Take Store Robbery Preventative Measures
If your store gets robbed, there are measures you can put in place to ensure it doesn’t happen again, including:
- Installing security cameras
- Having a proper alarm system
- Not leaving a lot of cash sitting in your store
Invest in as many preventative measures as possible to ensure your safety and the safety of others. There’s nothing more priceless than having peace of mind.
Hire Security Guards
Security guards are a surefire way to prevent store robbery. Just the presence of a guard alone can turn off potential thieves. Not only do security guards offer an intimidating presence, but they are trained to properly respond in the event of a robbery or other crisis. They’ll know what to do to keep you and your property as safe as possible.
Additionally, security guards can monitor cameras, keep watch of all entrances and exits, handle unruly customers, and provide customer service, like walking customers to their cars late at night. This not only improves your store’s safety, but it’s something customers will appreciate. They’ll likely become repeat customers because of how safe and welcome they’ll feel in your store.
Pikes Peak Security Services: Colorado’s Best Security Guards
Pikes Peak Security is any Colorado business owner’s best choice for top-of-the-line security personnel. We’re a veteran-owned-and-operated security company with years of hands-on experience and training. Our security guards can do it all — from monitoring cameras and patrolling the premises of your store to stepping in and de-escalating dangerous situations.
If you’re interested in learning more about our security services and how we can protect you, your employees, your customers, and your store from robberies, contact our friendly and knowledgeable team today.