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Vehicle towing Request for Proposal
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Monday, March 19
Youth Arrested for Weapons Dangerous
Media Release The Cobourg Police have charged a youth after receiving a report of a person brandishing a weapon. On Friday the 16th of March, ...Full Story
Monday, March 19
Cobourg Police Service Responded to Call of Robbery
Media Release On the 16th day of March 2018 at approximately 11:27am the Cobourg Police Service were dispatched to the area of the Walmart located ...Full Story
Monday, March 19
Tips for Business
To minimize the chance of your business being robbed:

1. Keep windows clear of signage for better visibility.
2. Keep clutter away from front windows.
3. Make sure the cash register area can be seen from the street or the outside.
4. Raise the cash register so patrons have to look up at the teller.
5. Keep the cash register locked when not ringing in a sale and/or away from the till.
6. Aisles should be low enough to see over.
7. Install video cameras to monitor all areas of the business.
8. Greet and make eye contact with all customers who enter your premises.
9. Be aware of people watching the business or loitering outside.
10. Inform police of suspicious people or vehicles.
11. Make deposits often and vary routes and times when making them. Install a drop safe, if possible.
12. Place a "limited Cash on Hand” decal on the window of the business.
13. At night, ensure interior and exterior areas are well lit, replacing burnt out bulbs immediately.
14. Ensure that all staff is aware of policies and procedures regarding safe practices.