Robbery at Coconut Walk: Police urge caution for depositors
Police are investigating a robbery which occurred about 9:30 am at Coconut Walk, Hastings, Christ Church, near to the Scotia Bank, on Monday 10th November, 2014.
The RBPF is advising business owners and individuals to be increasingly vigilant when transporting cash.
- Consideration should be given to employing a cash-carrying company if large amounts of money on a regular basis.
- Leaving business premises with cash in hand can be high risk, and the cash carrier will be most vulnerable at the start or finish of the journey.
- Vary delivery and pick-up times daily to remove the predictability of cash movement and times.
- Always use adult staff to take cash to the bank. If possible have more than one person to help escort the money.
- Don’t carry cash in a marked bank or canvas money bag. If you carry the money in a bag, use one that does not look as though it holds money.
- Use the quickest route and the busiest streets to the bank. Walk towards oncoming traffic rather than have traffic coming up behind you.
- Carry a mobile phone.
- If you are driving to the bank, try to vary the route
- Be alert for suspicious persons or vehicles that may be following you or at your destination
- Lock car doors while you are en route to the bank.
David Welch – ASP (Ag)
Public Relations Officer