Gas Station Robbery Shows Need for Security - Harlan, KY

After a string of robberies last fall business owners in the greater Harlan area are looking to beef up their security measures. The Double Kwik gas station and mini-mart located at 421 Ball Park Road is just one example of an armed robbery occurring in the early morning hours. An employee was first confronted by the thief when they were taking the garbage out; the burglar was able to flee on foot after demanding money from the register. Luckily no one was hurt and the police were able to get a good look at the suspect on the surveillance system. 

If you are an owner of a gas station or another type of business that is open all night, you may be considering your security options due to this type of robbery. Having to stay open until the early morning hours can make your business more susceptible to crime and can make your employees the targets of robberies. There are a number of different ways to curtail such crimes, such as self-locking doors, bulletproof glass, and surveillance cameras. In addition to these passive measures, having a security guard on-site can go a long way toward minimizing crime at your establishment.

UAS has a well-trained team of security professionals who can help you protect your business, your staff, and your inventory. If you want to increase your safety profile and create a safer environment for your customers and your employees, we can help. Contact us today and we can help you establish a high level of security at your place of business that can work to deter criminals from targeting your location. Our team of security guards and patrols can let any would-be robber know that your business takes safety very seriously.

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