S19 Security guidance for defence against robbery

This guide considers the defences available to commercial undertakings, typically retailers, who through the conduct of their business are exposed to the attention of potential assailants prepared to rob them of cash or property. It is not intended to cover theft not involving coercion against persons, eg burglary. However, at certain times the crime considered in this guide has been referred to as aggravated burglary. Outside the scope of this guide are the largest targets of the type that attract highly organised and resourced teams with very violent methods including ‘tiger kidnap’ hostage scenarios.