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This morning's robbery was the fourth for the convenience chain in less than two months. Full Story


#1 Feb 18, 2009
Uh, duh, they get robbed because criminals choose places that are still open at night. If VP stores didn't remain open all night, the might not get robbed, or not as often.
jordi breeze

South Bend, IN

#2 Feb 18, 2009
Parka police car in front of every one. End of problem

Leesburg, IN

#3 Feb 18, 2009
The problem is that the people in charge are to cheap to hire security. I worked for the company that does security for Marsh stores and the VP stores ( Trinity Exec. Services from Indianapolis) and Marsh LLC will NOT allow them to do security outside the Indianapolis market . They (Marsh LLC) says there is no reason for security outside of Indy.
Sandy Brown

Lafayette, IN

#4 Feb 18, 2009
How many robberies is it going to take before
they realize they could be saving themselves
Are you kidding

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Feb 18, 2009
Sandy Brown wrote:
How many robberies is it going to take before
they realize they could be saving themselves
Its the money they could be saving with Geico!
Wile E Coyote

Ludlow, MA

#6 Feb 18, 2009
Though the company will never admit it, it is all about the economics of security vs. theft. So, if a Tipp Co. store is robbed once a week at a loss of $100 and security at all stores is $1000 a week (a guess), that means they are $900 ahead by not hiring security. They won't factor the safety of the employees in that number.
Sandy Brown

Lafayette, IN

#7 Feb 18, 2009
They dont seem to realize that in this day and age
guns are used, The saftey of these employees are
very dangerous,I dont know how they get help in
these places knowing the history of them getting
robbed constantly. They wont be saving any money
if one of there emplyees gets killed.
Lawsuit city!!!!
rockin roger

Lafayette, IN

#8 Feb 18, 2009
There is a simple solution to this issue, but the company does not want to spend the necessary money to enable their clerks to be safe. What would that be? Simply put, put the clerks behind bullet proof glass so that no one can have access to them. Is it going to take a clerk to actually get shot and murdered for this to finally take place?

Lafayette, IN

#9 Feb 19, 2009
i think they should have to people on at night. not just one person.. if there are 2 people.. I think they wouldnt get robed as much
Good Thought

Alsip, IL

#10 Feb 24, 2009
kathy wrote:
i think they should have to people on at night. not just one person.. if there are 2 people.. I think they wouldnt get robed as much
Yes the more workers you have the less likely scum bags will want to rob the place.

United States

#11 Nov 22, 2009
After hearing about a clerk getting shot and killed last night, me being a VP worker, I have really reconsidered the job. I work at the VP that got hit the 5 times in 5 months, but I was never working. My heart goes out to everyone that came in contact with the clerk that got killed. I agree that there should always be 2 clerks on, if not during the day most definelty at night. We who work at these places, always just shrug off robberies. No one has ever gotten hurt, and most of the time the retards bring in fake weapons. So we have never had the second thought of thinking, these people are just idiots. But after this last situation I have heard about, I am really considering a new career. RIP Becky

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