Community Oriented Policing Unit
Robbery Prevention Tips
- Keep your doors and windows locked and do not open them
- Do not allow your children to answer the door without
- Watch for anyone who may have followed you home.
- Keep your front entrance well lit and visible from inside
- Keep your doors locked, windows rolled up, and your car
- If your car is approached while you are stopped, try to
safely drive away.
- Be aware whether you are being followed.
- If you are being followed, drive to a well lit public
area and ask for help.
At Check Cashing Locations:
- Be aware of who is around you so you know if you are
being followed after cashing a check.
- Do not count out large quantities of cash in open view.
- Park in areas that are well lit.
- Avoid routine, such as cashing a check at the same time
and location each week.
- Avoid wearing expensive jewelry when obtain-ing cash.
Robbers look for people who appear to have lots of cash.
- When making purchases, do not advertise that you have
a large amount of cash.
- Keep cash in small amounts in different pockets.
What to Do if You are Being Robbed:
- Stay calm. You will remember more about the suspect. Most
suspects do not harm their victims.
- Do not resist the robber. Cooperate with the robber, but
do not volunteer to do any-thing other than what is asked
- Try to remember as much about the suspect as possible,
including a vehicle description, license plate and direction
- Call 911 as soon as possible (from the scene if practical),
and stay on the phone until an officer arrives to assist
- Complete a report with the responding officer.
Last updated: Wednesday January 21 2009