Post on : December 20, 2022

Robbery Prevention

Burglary, vandalism, robbery, shoplifting, employee theft, and fraud cost businesses billions of dollars each year. An armed robbery at your business would be a tragic event and could have a significant impact on the health, safety and welfare of you, your staff and customers.

The information outlined in the brochure below aims to supply information to reduce the risk, or at least minimize the impact, both human and financial, of armed robbery on small businesses and to maximize the chances of prosecution of armed robbery offenders.


Robbery Prevention Tips & Checklist

Information on the principles of workplace design and a range of workplace practices that can be used to minimize the impacts and incidence of armed robbery/hold-ups. The Robbery Prevention document highlights information on Layout for Premises; Cash Handling & Storage; Security; Employees Information; and What to do in the Event of a Robbery & After a Robbery.

It’s very important to report all types of criminal activity. Information provided to the police is a valuable source of information when investigating criminal activity in a specific area. It can be used to identify criminal trends and assist with crime prevention strategies.

You can also report a crime on-line at

What Can Be Reported Online:

  • Lost Property
  • Theft Under $5,000
  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle
  • Property Damage – vandalism, graffiti, etc.
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

In an emergency call 911.

Non-emergency call 709-729-8000.

Copies of the Robbery Prevention Tips and “During a Robbery” check list are available. Please contact the Downtown St. John’s office.