Robbery is a crime against the person and is a very frightening experience. By definition, “robbery” is the unlawful taking of property from someone by the use of force or the threat of violence. It can result in injury or even death to the victim.
Theft of property should not be confused with robbery. For example, shoplifting is not considered robbery. It is normally not an emergency situation that could endanger innocent citizens or officers. When reporting a crime, it is important that the correct type of crime be specified.
It is important to remember, in protecting your business from robbery, to take preventive measures and make it obvious that those measures have been taken. Every measure may or may not be applicable to every business; however, there are certain basic preventive measures that normally apply to all situations involving the handling of cash.
Here are some ways to discourage robbery:
If a robbery occurs:
After a robbery:
If you need additional information regarding crime prevention measures for your business or yourself for a robbery or any type of crime, please contact Sergeant Gregg Meyer at 805/470-3218 or the Atascadero Police Department at 805/461-5051. If you would like to arrange for the Atascadero Police Department to conduct a security survey of your business or residence, contact the above listed individual.
Address: 6500 Palma AvePhone: (805) 461-5000Fax: (805) 461-7612Contact Page: www.atascadero.org/contactus
Address: 5505 El Camino RealPhone: (805) 461-5051Fax: (805) 461-3702Website: www.atascadero.org/Police
Address: 6005 Lewis AvePhone: (805) 461-5070Fax: (805) 466-2907Website: www.atascadero.org/Fire
Address: 5599 Traffic WayPhone: (805) 470-3360Fax: (805) 461-7612Website: www.atascadero.org/communitycenter
Address: 9315 Pismo AvePhone: (805) 461-5005Fax: (805) 461-5026Website: www.paviliononthelake.com
Address: 9305 Pismo AvePhone: (805) 461-5080Fax: (805) 461-7625Website: www.charlespaddockzoo.org
Address: 8005 Gabarda RdPhone: (805) 461-5000Fax: (805) 461-5022Website: www.atascadero.org/wwtp
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