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Posted on: March 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 03-20-2020 Commercial robbery prevention tips


As the investigation continues into the Wednesday night attempted robbery at a Food Lion store, we want our businesses to know that these robbers may have committed similar crimes in our region. Business owners and their employees can follow a few steps that can make their business more secure:

  • Keep your front doors and windows clear of signs and posters to allow for two-way visibility.
  • Keep the outside of your business well-lit at night.
  • Install video surveillance and make its existence well-known to customers.
  • If you see someone who is acting suspiciously inside or outside, call the police.
  • Make bank deposits as often as possible, but never less than once a day.
  • Have a panic or holdup alarm installed in your business.

You can find additional resources for what to do before, during and after a robbery at our website. Our investigators continue to follow up on leads and communicate with other agencies. We still ask that anyone with information on this incident call police at 434-793-0000 or use our crime tips app CARE at

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