AlertSystems’ Reaction to CCTV Appeal Following Armed Robbery at Petrol Station

Business security authority, AlertSystems, have reacted to the news of a CCTV image police appeal following an armed robbery at a Shell petrol station in Coalville earlier this month.

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The installation of a CCTV security system within the Shell Petrol Station plays a vital and fundamental part in helping police with their enquiries.

(PRWEB UK) 30 December 2013

According to an article published in the Leicester Mercury on the 17th of December, 2013, a man armed with a knife allegedly threatened Shell petrol station staff in a successful attempt to rob them of the cash in their tills. The attack occurred early in the morning and nobody was hurt. Police have released an image caught on the petrol station’s CCTV security systems. Police wish to speak with the man in relation to the crime, believing that he may have information that could assist the case.

The man allegedly threatened the petrol station staff and took off with the money without harming anyone, although police are concerned that he may offend again.

The suspect allegedly caught on camera is said to be white, between 5’ and 5’10’’ and of a medium build. During the attack he was said to be wearing a yellow hat, a grey tracksuit and a black coat. The man should be considered armed and dangerous. Police request that anyone with information contacts Detective Con Brooks on 101.

An AlertSystems representative reacted to the crime and appeal by saying ‘The installation of a CCTV security system within the Shell Petrol Station plays a vital and fundamental part in helping police with their enquiries. Not only can the system help to identify those people responsible for a crime, but that can also help assist the police trace those who may be witnesses to the incident. CCTV plays an intrinsic part of staff and public safety and the information gathered from it can help bring 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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