Closed Retail Stores Prompt Property Crime Increases, Need For More Security

By |2020-09-10T20:09:12+00:00July 13th, 2020|

Research by the Harvard Business Review found that when retail stores and restaurants close, property crime around the shuttered establishments goes up. The number of thefts from vehicles also rise. With so many stores and restaurants closed during the pandemic, adding security guards on and adjacent to these properties makes sense. The Harvard study showed [...]

Security Guards Step In To Protect Retail Workers

By |2020-06-25T14:35:26+00:00June 25th, 2020|

Instances of violence against retail workers are on the rise. Some customers are upset that they have to wear masks and follow other coronavirus guidelines. Short fuses seem to be the norm in the unsettled world we live in. Retail workers are vulnerable. Security guards are now being assigned to protect retail employees from harm. [...]

Uptick In Robberies: Criminals Hide Behind Masks During Health Crisis To Rob Stores

By |2020-05-20T21:43:09+00:00May 20th, 2020|

Criminals are taking advantage of the current health crisis and mask requirements to rob grocery and convenience stores. Since customers entering stores are wearing gear that covers their face, storeowners can't tell who is an actual customer and who is a robber. In Santa Ana, robberies have increased 50 percent since the lockdown according to [...]

Security Guards Attacked By Target Customers Who Refused To Wear Face Masks

By |2020-05-13T21:08:36+00:00May 13th, 2020|

A security guard's arm was broken and two other guards were attacked by two men in a Van Nuys Target. The attack occurred when the customers were being escorted out the store for failing to complying with store policy that required all customers wear face masks. Here's the video: One of the primary responsibilities [...]

Stores Implement Stronger Security Measures As Coronavirus Crisis Intensifies

By |2020-04-23T21:27:35+00:00March 26th, 2020|

Now that most retail and food outlets are closed due to the coronavirus crisis, those locations that remain open are taking extra security measures. Businesses with reduced staff or that are on total shutdown are also increasing security, as these outlets can be more vulnerable to theft. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on March 19 [...]