Preventing Armed Robbery - After a Robbery
By Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute
Monday, March 17, 2008; 7:00 pm
|Preventing Armed Robbery|
|During a Robbery|
|After a Robbery|
What to Do After
- Don't Follow
Do not follow or try to chase the robber. Instead, push the hold-up alarm!
Observe as much as you can about the robber's physical features and mannerism, type of weapon used, the route and means of escape, the type of vehicle (i.e. make, model, and color) so you can accurately describe them to the police.
- Report It
Immediately report it ot the police. DO NOT hang up the phone until the police arrive.
- Lock Up and Protect
Lock the door and protect the crime scene. Seperate all employees and customers, do not let them
and discuss the robbery until the police arrive. Have them write down what they observed.
Cooperate fully with authorities. Do not disclose to anyone other than the police the amount taken in the crime.
For more information, contact your local Police/Sheriff, or the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute.
Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute (MCCPI)
Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
Public Safety Education and Training Center
6852 4th Street, Sykesville, MD 21784
Phone: 410-875-3425 1-800-303-8802
State of Maryland
Community Crime Prevention Institute
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services