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Preventing Armed Robbery - After a Robbery  

By Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute
Monday, March 17, 2008; 7:00 pm

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Preventing Armed Robbery
Discouraging Robberies
During a Robbery
After a Robbery
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What to Do After


  • Don't Follow
    Do not follow or try to chase the robber. Instead, push the hold-up alarm!

  • Observe
    Observe as much as you can about the robber's physical features and mannerism, type of weapon used, the route and means of escape, the type of vehicle (i.e. make, model, and color) so you can accurately describe them to the police.

  • Report It
    Immediately report it ot the police. DO NOT hang up the phone until the police arrive.

  • Lock Up and Protect
    Lock the door and protect the crime scene. Seperate all employees and customers, do not let them

    and discuss the robbery until the police arrive. Have them write down what they observed.

  • Cooperate
    Cooperate fully with authorities. Do not disclose to anyone other than the police the amount taken in the crime.

More Information


For more information, contact your local Police/Sheriff, or the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute.

Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute (MCCPI)

Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
Public Safety Education and Training Center
6852 4th Street, Sykesville, MD 21784
Phone: 410-875-3425 1-800-303-8802
Fax: 410-875-3420
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Web: http://www.pctc.state.md.us 

State of Maryland
Community Crime Prevention Institute
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services




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