Newry businesses urged to review security after recent incidents

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
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Police are advising businesses to review their security following reports of burglaries across Northern Ireland involving the thefts from internal ATMs within local retail businesses. 

A recent incident in the Co. Down area, where a sum of cash was taken when thieves entered the premises and smashed open the ATM, highlights the importance of regularly reviewing business security.



Chris Sloan, Head of Crime Prevention, PSNI, said, “We would advise businesses to regularly review their crime prevention measures to minimise their risk of becoming a victim of crime.

“Here are a few simple measures: Ensure minimum cash is kept on the premises. Leave the till empty and open overnight. If an ATM is a self -fill  option, reconsider having a managed machine or the use of a Cash Security Company.



“Use signs to clearly state that there is minimal cash on premises/limited cash in tills/ATMS – out of hours. For example: ‘time delay safes are used’ or ‘no money is left on the premises’ or ’employees cannot open the safes’. Do not count cash in public view, or fill the ATMs in opening hours.



He added, “Ensure all security equipment including CCTV, Alarms etc. have been routinely serviced and are  working properly. Conduct a full security review of your business and seek assistance as required.”

For further advice please call your local Crime Prevention Officer on the 101 number.



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