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  • How to reduce the risk of being targeted for a robbery when transferring cash
  • What to do if you are the target of a robbery

How to reduce the risk of being targeted for a robbery when transferring cash

  • When large amounts of cash are involved, use a security transport company
  • Count cash out of sight of customers
  • Reduce need for transfers by reducing use of cash; for example, encouraging electronic funds transfers

How to manage risks:

  • Monitor the amount of cash held at your business and make regular random bank deposits through the day
  • Do not take large amounts of cash to the bank in the same bag at the same time every day
  • If possible, take someone with you to the bank
  • Conceal deposit bag and use a bank close to you to deposit takings
  • Constantly change the procedures for cash transfer, including changing routes, times, schedules, the amounts transferred and the vehicle used
  • Do not take cash home – driving home with the day’s takings makes you a target for robbery
  • Have signs indicating limited cash on premises

What to do if you are the target of a robbery

  • Stand still, with your hands where they can be seen and avoid making sudden movements
  • Do exactly as the offender says
  • Try to stay calm
  • Avoid drawing attention to yourself
  • Avoid staring or making eye contact with the offender
  • Allow the offender to leave and do not give chase
  • When it is safe call 000
  • Try not to touch anything that may involve disturbing the evidence