Rises in Armed Robbery – Protect Your Business

The current economic climate is contributing to rises in robbery rates across the nation. A business without security and surveillance incorporated into businesses become even more of a target. When incidents do occur valuable descriptions and evidence is available to law enforcement to aid in later apprehension and prosecutions. Loudoun County Virginia reported a 36% increase in burglaries from 2010 to 2011.  2009 to 2010 saw a 6% Increase in burglaries, similar statistics can be found across the region and nation.

Next Generation Security Concepts, inc. recommends highly visible security system, installations as part of a deterrent strategy. It is far better to deter incidents through than to deal with the aftermath of a crime. Strategically placed video cameras and signage can help keep your business off the list of easy targets.

Headlines such as the recent Robbery in Ashburn, Virginia McDonalds are all too common, but the release of security camera footage, the resulting publicity and arrests can also serve as a deterrent for future crimes in the community. Deputies release photos of attempted McDonald’s robbery.

UPDATE: Two of the subjects were apprehended last night by Loudon County SWAT in Sterling. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office on Monday released surveillance video stills of several men who attempted to rob a Sterling McDonald’s on July 21. Authorities released the images after investigators realized two of the men were wearing clothing that could help deputies to identify them.

One of the men was wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap with a unique design on the front of a black t-shirt. A second man was wearing a Texas Longhorns hat as well as a t-shirt with an unknown image on the back, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Four men, with their faces covered, went into the restaurant in the 20800 block of Pidgeon Hill Drive about 12:24 a.m. One of the men brandished a knife during the incident, authorities said. Employees of the restaurant were able to escape unharmed during the heist and the men left empty-handed. No injuries were reported. All four men are described as Hispanic. No other description was given by authorities.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information about the incident to contact Investigator M. Bush at 703-777-0475. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 

Next Generation Security Concepts, Inc can help you protect your enterprise. To learn how, contact one of our security experts today.

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