Security Beat

RETAILERS ALSO HIT BY OFF-PREMISES ROBBERIES A jeweler is robbed at gunpoint of $50,000 in goods while returning a rental car at Los Angeles International Airport. Another jeweler is hit for $250,000 in loose stones in a mall parking lot. A third is choked and robbed in an underground garage. Just typical cases of traveling jewelry salespeople and gem dealers being robbed on the road? No, the victims in these cases are all retail jewelers, from independents to chains to mom-and-pops. Jewelry retailers are all too aware of the risks posed by in-store robberies. However, few retailers attend to proper security after they leave their stores. Retailers must realize that when they carry merchandise outside of the store, they face the same life-threatening risks that traveling jewelry salespeople face on the road every day. Every owner, manager and employee should take a close look at a

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