Saturday October 25 , 2014

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Feb 25

Say It Ain't So - The Bogus Robbery

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The restaurant manager’s home phone rang. She recognized the cell phone number of her shift manager on the display. Before she could say “Hello” she heard a loud, frantic voice declaring, “I was robbed!” The shift manager then described the frightful event of being robbed at gunpoint while on way to the bank with the deposit. On a fairly desolate street the shift manager described stopping behind a stalled vehicle. Suddenly her driver’s side door was yanked open, and a gun was pointed at her face. The gunman then demanded the deposit that was lying on the passenger seat. When she picked up the deposit, the gunman grabbed and jumped into the front passenger seat of the vehicle in front of her. The car then sped off.

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Nov 07

Simple Deterrents to Late Night Restaurant Robberies

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Approximately 3:30 AM on a Friday morning, a robber described as 6’ 5”, 245 lbs., entered a fast food restaurant, forced the manager at gunpoint to open the safe.  He then forced her and co-workers into the store’s freezer before exiting the building.  One of the crew members called 911 on her cell phone from inside the freezer.  Police stated that the robber got away with about $1,000 in cash.

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Oct 16

6 Reasons Why Robbers Will Pick YOUR Business

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Armed robbery.  The very combination of those two words makes one shudder. Within the Justice system, the act of armed robbery is a felony and a conviction carries serious consequences.  Yet many, fueled by drugs, alcohol, or desperation, plus their perception of an “easy mark”, are willing to take the risk.

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Mar 23

Would YOU resist a robber?

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The young manager knelt in front of the safe, a thousand thoughts cluttering his head. His fingers were nearly frozen with fear as he fumbled with the combination. His heartbeat was pounding in his ears. A few thoughts came into focus; “please just get through this”, as the cold steel of the handgun pressed against his temple. He couldn’t remember if he kissed his wife goodbye when he left for work, or if he grabbed the sippy cup that was lying on its side, leaking milk on the baby seat in his car. The last number on the dial clicked into place releasing the handle of the safe. He pulled down on the handle and the door creaked open. In a sigh of relief, he leaned over and placed his back against the wall of the office, as the armed robber pushed passed him, greedily grabbing the cash. The robber’s attention, now focused on grabbing the money, was diverted and he laid the gun at his foot. The manager staring at the weapon quickly weighed his options. Should I grab the gun? Stay where I am? Get up and run?” The next chapter is yet to be written.

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Nov 08

One is the loneliest number

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An employee was working at a chain donut shop by herself at 3 AM on a Saturday morning in Johnston, R.I.  She was standing behind the counter when she heard a noise and saw a man climbing the drive-thru window.  According to police, the man grabbed the employee by the arm while a second suspect climbed through the window holding a crowbar.  The pair robbers demanded the employee show where the safe was located. 

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Oct 12

Unusual weapon used in pizza delivery robbery

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According to crime statistics robberies of food delivery drivers occur daily.  When we think about those kinds of robberies, thoughts generally turn to a driver being held up during a late night delivery by a subject or subjects with a gun, the usual weapon of choice. 

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Oct 07

What’s the worst that could happen?

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Last Friday, an employee of Long John Silver’s in Jackson, MI opened the back door to take out the trash after closing.  He was confronted by two men wearing bandanas, one with a gun.  A friend of the employee who was waiting in the parking lot for his friend to get off work tried to help.  The employee and his friend were both assaulted.  The suspects then entered the restaurant through the back door and confronted the manager at gunpoint.  They demanded cash and exited through the back door.  The employee and his friend were treated and released from the local hospital.  Police are investigating the incident. 

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Sep 30

Delivery driver dilemmas

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The order was placed from an unsavory part of town in Newport, RI.   The eyes of the driver delivering the pizza were sweeping from side to side as he drove down the dark street, his knuckles gripping the wheel a bit tighter than usual.  The roof of his car was adorned with the pizza company’s roof topper.  He knew it made his car stand out.  He was very aware that several deliveries to this particular area resulted in armed robberies, the latest in which the driver was assaulted.  He quickly glanced at the house address, then in the mirror, and again side to side.  The house was just ahead. 

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Aug 23

Shop Owner Shot Confronting Robber

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Yasin Sara was robbed at his Y & S Supermarket this past week in Tampa, FL.  Sadly the robbery turned tragic when Sara confronted the gunman and was shot in the chest.   Luckily he is in critical but stable condition and expected to recover.  News accounts quoted a customer stating “he was the type of guy who stood his ground”, and “he was going to protect what was his.”  We love to root for the little guy, triumph over evil, and good guys over thugs. 

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May 24

If it looks like a duck …

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A friend of mine is a District Manager for a fast casual restaurant franchisee.  He was sharing the details of a late night robbery of one of his restaurants.  As the closing crew was exiting the restaurant, the shift manager told the crew to go on ahead; he had to reenter the restaurant to retrieve something from the office.  As the manager exited the restaurant alone and approached his vehicle, he was confronted by two masked and gloved gunmen that had been hiding inside.  They demanded reentry into the restaurant where they forced him to open the safe.  The two gunmen then fled the scene.

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