Convenience Store Security – Surviving an Armed Robbery


Training your clerks on the basics of an armed robbery will significantly improve the security of your location. Properly educating your employees is critical for minimizing the risk of injury during a robbery. Rosemary Erickson, president of Athena Research Corporation, offers a few DO’s and DON’T’s that can help in the event of an armed robbery.


  • Cooperate
  • Give up the money
  • Obey the robber’s commands
  • Keep your hands in sight


  • Resist
  • Talk
  • Plead
  • Stare
  • Make any sudden movements
  • Be a hero
  • Chase or follow


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