Robbery Prevention Tips

Be Alert When Out And About


  • Don't go out alone (after dark).
  • Be careful how you carry your purse and wallet.
  • Keep car doors locked when traveling, whether you are a passenger or driver.
  • If someone makes you feel uneasy, trust your instincts and leave.
  • If you are confronted by a robber, give them what they ask for. Do not attempt to fight the assailant.
  • When coming home late at night, leave as many outside lights on as possible.

When Approaching Your Vehicle


  • Check the area of the parking lot for people hanging around.
  • Be alert in parking lots and parking garages, park near an entrance.
  • At night, park in well-lighted areas.
  • Secure all packages, clothing, etc.
  • Don't park near concealment.
  • Keep your eyes open and pay attention!! You can check your phone and look through your bags later.
  • Have the keys in your hand.
  • Be ready to defend yourself.
  • Look under and around your car as you approach it.
  • Ensure the trunk and doors are still locked.
  • Check the back seat before unlocking the door.

Using an ATM


  • Use ATMs in well lighted, populated areas. Store and bank ATMs during the day are best. Scan the area before using the ATM. If you see a person loitering in the area for no apparent reason, go to another location.
  • If you see something strange during your transaction, push cancel, take your card, and leave the area.
  • After the transaction, be alert. You'll have cash in hand making you a possible target. Scan the area. Leave immediately. If you suspect danger, promptly enter the nearest store or building.