The local Whole Foods located in northwest Washington, D.C. was the scene of an attempted robbery. The targeted cashier did not comply with the robber's demand for money and a struggle ensued. The suspect fled on foot and no money was taken. There are few details available about the suspect or the condition of the employee. The typical protocol for businesses is to comply with the demands of the thief in order to minimize the chance of injury to employees or customers. Whole Foods had no further comment on the incident except to say that their thoughts and prayers with the injured employee.
A robust security plan that includes a uniformed guard or guards can help to lessen the chances of your business being targeted for a crime such as this one. There are many factors at play in any robbery situation and employees do their best to protect their store and their customers, often to their own detriment.
With a uniformed guard visible in the area of the bank of cashiers, would-be robbers would be hesitant to demand money from an employee. Comprehensive safety and security plans address all likely scenarios and plan for the worst. If your store or business is without an active plan, you may be putting your staff and patrons at risk.
Find out more about the wide range of security services that UAS offers by scheduling a consultation today. We will review your current security situation and help you to establish a plan that is focused on the prevention of crime and injury.