Some Robbers Finding A New Target: Corporate Offices


Three weeks ago, two men robbed a Houston insurance office while holding a pregnant employee at gunpoint, says the Wall Street Journal. The paper says that “as traditional targets for theft have beefed up their security and the recession has driven people to desperate measures, robbers are infiltrating corporate offices”

Robberies nationwide increased an estimated 10.1 percent between 2004 and 2007, according to FBI data. During the third quarter of this year, Crisis Care Network Inc. provided crisis counselors to employees at 206 workplaces–including offices and retail stores–after incidents of armed robbery, up from 185 during the same period in 2008.

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