What is a Robbery?

A robbery occurs when someone uses violence or threats of violence to a person or property during a theft (i.e., stealing property under threat or use of force).

A Guide for Business Owners, Managers & Employees

The threat of a robbery is a something every business owner and their employees may face. Though every business is potentially a target, business owners can take steps to ensure robberies are prevented. In the event that a business is robbed, owners can also provide their employees with important information to minimize the impact of a robbery on themselves and customers. Below are some important robbery prevention tips.

What to do:




Visit your local community police District Office for additional business security tips and resources.

Security Audits

To request a security assessment or CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) audit for your business, please email

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