AlertSystems Comment On CCTV After Alleged Robbery at Garage in Kent

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Leading business security provider, AlertSystems, has offered comments following the release of a CCTV image after an alleged robbery at a garage in Kent.

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“Robberies in stores can be difficult to predict, as well as being frightening for members of staff. This is why it is important to have sufficient security systems in place to protect members of staff and customers.

According to This Is Kent on October 25 in the article ‘CCTV Appeal Over Wateringbury Garage Robbery’ police are investigating the alleged robbery at a service station which occurred on October 20 at 4:11pm.

A man police describe as black, in his mid-40s, wearing a black hat and a black tracksuit, was said to have selected a drinks bottle and taken it to the till. After presenting £2 to pay for the drink, he allegedly attempted to take money from the open till. It is reported that as the cashier moved away from the till, the individual allegedly took £165, before making to leave the store. He then returned to take his drink from the counter, leaving his £2 to pay for the item.

Police have released details of the individual’s appearance, stating that he was approximately 5ft 9 inches tall and was wearing a black, grey and white-coloured zip-up hooded top which bore two white triangles on each side and a logo on the left breast. Police have released the CCTV image in an attempt to identify the individual.

DC Ben Clatworthy from the Reactive Crime Team at Tonbridge Police Station told This Is Kent that:

“According to the cashier, the offender swore at him and told him this was a robbery. The victim has then put his hands up and stepped back from the till, fearing for his safety. No weapon was used and no-one was harmed, and the amount taken was relatively small. These types of incidences are rare but Kent Police will not tolerate violent crime of any sort.”

AlertSystems, who are experts in commercial security systems, closely follow news relating to CCTV and were interested in the recent release of the CCTV image. A spokesperson for the company offered their comments:

“Robberies in stores can be difficult to predict, as well as being frightening for members of staff. This is why it is important to have sufficient security systems in place to protect members of staff and customers. As in this recent case, police can release the CCTV footage in an attempt to identify the individual and appeal for more information. Using the footage in this way can help draw their investigations to a successful conclusion.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain over 5000 security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems. AlertSystems offers effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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