BREWER POLICE DEPARTMENT’S. Pharmacy robbery prevention AND RESPONSE. BREWER POLICE DEPARTMENT. Captain Christopher M. Martin email@example.com 207-989-7003. Motive for crime
Captain Christopher M. Martin
Pharmacy robberies are typically committed by young men seeking opioid painkillers and other drugs to sell or to feed their own addictions.
- Increased number of pharmacies and hours of operation.
- Relatively quick to plan and can be rapidly executed (standard designs /methods of operation).
According to BDN as of October 2012 half of Maine Pharmacy Robberies were at Rite Aids
2008 Maine had 2 Pharmacy Robberies
2011 Maine had 24 pharmacy robberies
*As of 10/23 Maine has had 46 pharmacy robberies *
(38 solved – 82.6% cleared rate)
In 2011 633 armed pharmacy robberies were reported to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in which Schedule II drugs were taken.
This program is a detailed look at the Crime of Robbery and how it effects pharmacy business.
“ROBBERY” means the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.
PRACTICE this REACT response with employees
***Observe and Identify Vehicle ***
IMMEDIATELY CALL THE POLICE
*** DO NOT CALL***
UNTIL YOU NOTIFY LAW ENFORCEMENT VIA 9-1-1, AND THE OPERATOR HAS GIVEN YOU PERMISSION TO HANG UP THE PHONE
Be Alert to Suspicious Customers
Different from Burglar alarms
Multiple points of access to “panic” buttons
Deterrent to Robbery when existence is advertised
Easy access to activate
All employees should be trained to use all security systems
Management should be responsible for maintenance of security system
“Controlled Substances in Time Release Safe”
No hats, no facial covering
Solving crimes prevents future ones from occurring.