The A-Plus Sunoco on Park Avenue was the scene of a robbery around 12:30 a.m. on Monday. There was no weapon used in the robbery and the suspect was able to flee on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. No injuries were reported. Police stated that the man was able to run through a nearby alley and disappear between the houses there. Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the assailant. Gas stations are often the target of robberies because they are open late when there are very few people around.
In addition to security cameras, it is important that these stations do all that they can to keep their employees and customers safe, no matter the time of day or night. Bulletproof glass partitions between the customers and the register may feel impersonal and intimidating, but they can be effective in preventing harm to cashiers. Another effective option is the use of a security guard, especially during the overnight hours. When there is a fully trained guard visible in your store, potential criminals will think twice about targeting your gas station.
The team at UAS can help to keep your gas station or convenience store safe by reviewing your current plan and recommending improvements. We offer a comprehensive consultation that will identify any weak points in your safety plan and help you to make the necessary changes. Our team is proud to serve our community and we look forward to working with you too!