The National Crime Prevention Council warns, “there has been increased media coverage across the country regarding theft at gas stations. The unique setting allows thieves to catch their victims by complete surprise — when they are pumping gas or paying their tab inside the station.”
All too often these robberies result in gun violence, senselessly taking loved ones from their families. Ultimately, it is the duty of gas station owners and managers to create a safe and secure premises for their patrons. Security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and a police presence, are strong crime deterrents. Should a gas station owner fail to provide a safe premises to all those legally on their property, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.
Gas station patrons can also take precautions to protect themselves. The NCPC urges gas station patrons to take the following steps to secure their own safety:
- Pick stations that are well-lit and have video surveillance cameras at the pump.
- Always remove your keys and lock the doors while you are pumping gas.
- Keep valuables out of plain view in your vehicle and lock the doors even if you are going inside for a moment.
- Pay attention to your surroundings.
- Don’t let your cell phone distract you.
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