60 Seconds for Safety & Health - Late Night Store Shooting

A True Story

It was a calm spring night in Eastern Washington. At 2 am, the young attendant of a convenience store was busy stocking merchandise when the robber rushed in pointing his handgun demanding cash. The attendant followed the orders of the assailant whom on his way out turned around fatally shooting the young worker.

Take action so this doesn't happen again!

  • Start a conversation about working safely at night at your store.
  • Provide or request crime prevention training that includes the purpose and function of robbery and violence prevention.
  • Make sure windows aren't blocked so you and your workers can be seen from the outside.
  • Discuss how you can follow the instructions in Late Night Retail Worker Crime Prevention WAC 296-832.
  • Provide or request proper store safety equipment.

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