Armed Robbery Safety Tips

  • Employees should be trained on armed robbery procedures.
  • Cooperate. Don't Argue or try to be a hero. The robber may be unstable.
  • Do exactly as the robber asks. Be polite and accommodating.
  • Don't make sudden moves. Tell them what you are doing if you have to move to do what they want you to do. For instance, tell them if you have to reach below a counter to get cash.
  • Watch robbers carefully and describe them in your head. Write everything you remember down as soon as you can after the robbery happens.
  • If it is safe, try and get a description of the robber's car or the license plate as they leave. If the robber leaves on foot note the direction of travel.
  • Set off any hold-up alarm if you can do so safely without obvious movements. If you do not have a hold up alarm, call 911 immediately when it is safe to do so.
  • Don't touch any hold up note or item left behind by the robber or any area the robber may have touched.
  • Lock doors immediately after the robber leaves and secure the area where the robbery took place.

If your business requires or would like more information on Armed Robbery Prevention and Training,  please contact the Strathcona County RCMP Community Policing Unit at 780-449-0185.