Due to an increase in street robbery, the Met Police are reaching out to businesses and organisations who can help communicate crime prevention messages in hotspot areas.
We know that staff or customers leaving venues and workplaces may be particularly at risk: they might be leaving a bar or club late at night, or leaving a shop with a new purchase. Fortunately, there are steps they can take to reduce the chances of becoming a victim:
- Stay aware of your surroundings and pay attention to who’s around you.
- Keep valuables such as mobile phones, watches and cash out of sight.
- Plan your route home.
Met Police officers will be working hard to combat robbery and a targeted advertising campaign will be running to raise awareness of the issue. The conversations you have with customers and employees can support these efforts and really make the difference.