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ParkingLotSafetySign-240x300The D.C. Metro Police Department is raising public awareness of “a common crime tactic perpetrated by thieves” at gas stations. “These thieves target unsuspecting vehicle owners when they are pumping gas or paying the tab in the station….A suspect vehicle will drive up next to the victim’s auto, quickly open the unlocked door, and grab any easily-accessible items. Then they will just as quickly drive off. It happens in a matter of seconds.”

A gas station theft can easily escalate to violence and tragedy when an unsuspecting victim stumbles upon an armed perpetrator. Gas station patrons are urged to follow DCMPD tips on how to avoid becoming a victim:

  • Pick stations that are well-lit and have video-surveillance cameras at the pump.
  • Make a list of favorite gas stations along your regular travel routes. Stations near police departments and state police barracks are good choices.
  • Always remove your keys and lock the car doors while you are pumping gas. If you sense danger and you have a panic button on your car keys, keep your hands on the panic button until help arrives.
  • Keep valuables out of sight in your vehicle and lock the doors, even if you are going inside for just a moment.
  • Pick your pump with care. It might be worthwhile to wait for the pump nearest to the attendant or building.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Don’t be distracted by your cell phone.

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. For example, should a gas station owner have knowledge of prior violence on or near property, they have a responsibility to implement additional security precautions to protect patrons and deter such crime. Additional security measures may include bright lighting, a security guard or off-duty police officer, surveillance cameras, and bulletproof pass-through windows for cash transactions. Should a gas station owner or manager fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

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Gas Station Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot in Fuel Depot Gas Station Robbery

Local News

A man was reportedly shot and injured outside the Fuel Depot gas station in Houston early Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

KHOU News reports, three assailants robbed two men outside the Fuel Depot gas station store on Bissonnet, shortly before 5:30am. One of the suspects apparently opened fire during the robbery, striking one of the two men. The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries, and there have apparently been no updates on the victim’s condition.

Police are still searching for suspects.

Our Legal Take

As police continue to search for suspects, The Murray Law Firm is questioning whether this incident may have been avoidable and whether a potential gas station security lapse may also hold responsibility in this shooting.  According to data published by, 8.3% of all armed robberies occur in a gas station/convenience store setting.  Based on this information, the following questions become relevant:

  •  What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and a security or police presence, were in place at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near the property and, if so, what security precautions were implemented by the gas station owner or management to protect patrons and deter crime?

Generally, the law requires property owners to protect all patrons legally on premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the Fuel Depot gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries. Under such a claim, the injured victim may be entitled to substantial compensation.  Given the complexities of pursuing such a potential case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.  Based upon its prior experience in handling gas station security negligence claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a through, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.

We Fight for Victims of Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of gun violence and security negligence.  We offer our legal assistance, if desired.  We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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