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Cobb County Police are reportedly investigating a recent string of early morning break-ins at several gas stations along South Cobb Drive. A FOX 5 investigation questions what gas station owners are doing to protect patrons and staff during this alarming crime spree:

“With thieves preying on business owners and customers at gas stations across the metro area, many are left wondering what more can be done to increase security.

Gas stations are often targets for criminal activity due to (frequently) late hours of operation, accessibility to major roadways, and vulnerable patrons. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) warns, “the unique setting allows thieves to catch their victims by complete surprise….But these thefts can be easily prevented if the appropriate precautions are taken.”

Given these risks, gas station owners and managers must take steps to protect patrons and deter any foreseeable crime.

Gas Station Owners and Managers: Safety Checklist

  • Has there been prior criminal activity on or near property? If so, what additional security measures could be implemented to reduce such crime on property in the future?
  • Are all security features, such as lighting, fencing and surveillance cameras, in place and working?
  • Is the gas station properly staffed with enough employees to both assist patrons and monitor the property?
  • Is a security guard or off-duty police officer visibly stationed on the premises?
  • Does the gas station provide bright lighting at all service areas?
  • Are the gas pumps, air pressure tanks, and other service areas clearly visible to gas station employees?
  • Do employees utilize a bulletproof pass-through window for late-night cash transactions?

Victims of Gas Station Violence: Know Your Rights

Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, Georgia property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.

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(CBS 46)

Gas stations are often targets for criminal activity due to (frequently) late hours of operation, accessibility to major roadways, and vulnerable patrons.

One South Fulton Shell gas station is attempting to reduce crime and protect patrons by implementing Gas Valet, a full service experience controlled by a mobile app. The station implemented the valet service after a “200 percent increase in slide crimes.” CBS 46 reports:

“Owners at the Shell gas station on Cascade Road have decided to bring the age-old concept of full-service back, but with a twist. Consumers can download the station’s app and create a profile. You then choose your attendant, the type of fuel you’d like and the amount you need. The purchase is registered and an attendant comes out and pumps gas without the consumer even opening their car door. Not only does the app keep you safe inside your vehicle, it also protects consumers from skimming crimes, because you never have to swipe your credit card.”

Victims of Gas Station Violence: Know Your Rights

Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, Georgia property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should property owners fail this responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or deaths which occur as a consequence.

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