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Episode Info: Robbery Homicide of a Tampa Florida Convenience Store Owner How mom and pop stores and small budgets prevent armed robbery? How to reduce the robbery-homicide risk in a high-crime neighborhood? Interview by Tony Marrero with The Tampa Bay Times. Podcast Time Stamps: 00:40 -- Show introduction to Crime School Security Expert Chris McGoey 03:40 -- Interview begins with Tony Marrero at Tampa Bay Times newspaper 05:40 -- In 2011 and 2017, same-store owner confronted robbers and was shot 06:50 -- What can mom and pop stores do to prevent armed robbery violence? 08:00 --  Neighborhood exhibited high-crime posture with bars on windows 09:20 -- Store needed security bars on openings, and windows blocked with signs 11:20 -- Do bullet-resistant barriers prevent violence like robbery homicide? 15:45 -- Video of 2011 robbery available to view at CrimeSchool/43 17:15 -- C-store chains use time-delay drop-safes to support cash control 18:15 -- Hard to get store operators not to resist during robbery homicide threat 20:30 -- Poor high-crime neighborhoods need stores, but cost more to secure Beloved convenience store owner fights with robbers. Is shot and killed!Tweet This Store Owner Killed During Armed Robbery in Tampa Florida   Robbery Homicide Crime Risk Preventive Steps Ask the local police for help in evaluating business crime risk at your location Evaluate prior crime risk, neighborhood crime, and quality of escape routes Limit hours of operation for isolated stores in residential neighborhoods Maximize visibility in and out of the store by keeping windows clear of signs Multiple clerks on duty may prevent some robberies, but not always Use a time-delay drop safe in high crime stores to help reduce cash on hand Implement and enforce strict cash handling policies to limit available cash Don't accept bills larger than $20 and let customers see bills being dropped Use door, window, and drop safe signage to support your cash handling policies Use video surveillance cameras as a robbery deterrent and training aid Get robbery prevention training and teach staff to act safely during a robbery Don't argue or fight with armed robbers. Keep the robbery transaction short Having in-store weapons increases the chance of robbery homicide for everyone Fighting with armed robbers for their gun increases robbery homicide risk After risk assessment, develop a comprehensive security plan to reduce risk Other Robbery Homicide Related Podcasts Restaurant Robbery Prevention in Houston Fast Food Security – Violent Crime at Quick Service Restaurants Convenience Store Robbery Cash Handling Learn More about Premises Liability Litigation Download the book written by Crime School host Chris McGoey. Security Expert’s Guide to Premises Liability Litigation. Evaluating Crime Foreseeability and Inadequate Security Cases. WANTED: Show Guests with Crime Stories Are you a property crime victim or violen...
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