Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Commercial Burglary

Commercial burglars sometimes try to pretend to be employees of the business they are stealing from.  Since a large business can have many employees and a responding officer is unlikely to know them, it can be an easy ruse to pull off.

If you find people in the business, ask them if they have an employee ID card.  Ask for some indication that they actually work there.  Ask them the address of the location, most employees know where they work.

If the people are loading a vehicle, ask to see a shipping invoice, or receipts.  Perhaps ask your dispatcher to call the emergency contacts for the business to see if these people are authorized.  Sometimes you can call another branch, or their may be an emergency number near the business front door.  Commercial burglars may be smart, don't fall for their tricks; that's what the SGT Says.

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