The material I have seen from Jeweler’s Mutual (video tape) has very
good info on discouraging robberies of store and the jeweler off
The recommend MANY things, Here are a few of them… The tape is
available for viewing… a very good use of time!!!
-Never work alone. Especially at opening and closing time.
-Never take breaks at same time.
-Observe cars and people from the window as you remove displays for
-NEVER allow people unknown to you to go behind a counter. ASK FOR ID
for any person - for any reason - who ‘‘needs to go back there’’. I
demand to see the truck of a utility worker. (haha, you bet I am
-Don’t carry jewelry.
-Don’t take the same route to or from home each day.
-Never permit family or employees to reveal your schedule to people
not known to you.
- Some very exclusive stores have visible automatic locking doors
when an alarm is pressed.
-Use background checks for employees.
-Get car tires that can be driven on when flat. Many jewelers have
been robbed in transit from deliberately punched tires.
-Acknowledge every customer when they enter your business. LOOK AT
THEM. and if there are several people, deal with them, one at a
time… confusion is a major cause of theft.
-Keep the cases locked and in good condition.
-Obtain an alarm system with a back up, should something fail or be
-Use an approved safe, and have insurance in case the worst happens
in fire or theft. That way, it makes little need to shoot it out -
to save your financial life, and risk your mortal one.
There have been some brutal robberies here, by professional gangs,
who have no hesitation in using deadly force on anyone who wants to
fight. Several jewelers have been hurt but not killed. Police felt
that if the jewelers had used their guns, the outcome would have been
Few of us are a up to a shoot it out.nor is. my ego is not worth
dying for! Like landing a plane, any robbery you walk away from is
’ a good one’’ - at least in living to tell about it!
I carry my valuables, secured in plastic bags, in a large coffee
thermos, a trick soda pop can, or 46 oz soda pop cup with lid and
At home, I have a small safe, with a round of plywood placed on the
top, with a table cloth over it,in livingroom, to appear it is a
piece of furniture.
I hope this is useful.