Articles Tagged with El Cheapo Gas Station Assault

(Liberty Co. Sheriff's Office/WTOC News)

(Liberty Co. Sheriff’s Office/WTOC News)

What Went Wrong? Our Legal Take: Woman Beaten in El Cheapo Gas Station Robbery

Local News

A woman reportedly suffered a brutal beating during a robbery at the El Cheapo gas station off I-95 in Riceboro Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Two women were apparently inside the El Cheapo gas station, off exit 67, when masked gunmen came in to rob the store.

“The two masked men had already grabbed cash from the register, along with arms full of cartons of cigarettes, when one of the men grabbed a baseball bat that was behind the counter, striking one of the women in the back of the head,” WTOC News reports.

Media reports indicate the victim was a friend of the store clerk and “was staying with her on that shift because she had a bad feeling.” It’s unclear whether a lack of security measures contributed to her concerns.

Police are now searching for the two suspects.

Our Legal Take

Gas station patrons and employees have the right to feel secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those on the El Cheapo gas station property, and whether this horrific assault may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as bright lighting or security patrols, were in place to deter crime?
  • Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the gas station owner to protect patrons and employees?

By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.  Should the facts of this matter reveal that the gas station owner failed to provide adequate security, the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for her injuries. Based upon its extensive and successful experience in handling negligent security cases in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.

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