Convenience stores (c-stores) are unique commercial properties in that they are usually open 24-hours, are largely cash-based businesses, can be operated by one clerk, and are conveniently located for quick in-and-out shopping, according to Chris McGoey, who specializes in security at these businesses.
During the third quarter of 2011, there were 1,094 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,325 reported violations in the same quarter of 2010.
As the nation continues to recover from the worst economic crisis in recent memory, security executives across America are dealing with the difficult consequences of the fallout. Among the greatest contributors to the harsh realities that so many companies face is the growing number of vacant properties, or “dark” locations.
When we think of security in the retail environment, we traditionally tend to picture shoplifting, credit card fraud, check fraud, identity theft and employee theft. But how often do you, as a security professional, or your retail team, consider the potential security and liability risk of hostile customers?