Investigators at Peel Regional Police recognize that individuals involved in the home delivery of food and products can potentially become the victims of a robbery. As a result, police are offering tips to help minimize the risk of being robbed while making a delivery.
Police urge individuals making deliveries;
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times;
- Do not venture into unlit alleyways;
- If you are suspicious of any delivery, have your dispatcher call the customer back and ask for more details;
- If you are confronted and a demand is made for your money, your best defence is to comply with the demand. The money can be replaced, your life cannot;
- These suspects are desperate people. Drugs and alcohol are often factors in the robberies. If a weapon is indicated, but not seen , assume a weapon exists and act accordingly;
- Do not resist or argue; and
- After the robber has left, immediately call the police by dialing 9-1-1.
For more crime prevention information, please visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca and click on “Crime Prevention”. You can also contact Sergeant B. Rutz or Constable C. Christidis at 905-453-2121, ext. 4020 or 4017 for additional crime prevention strategies.
Anyone with information regarding any crime is urged to contact Peel Regional Police at 905-453-3311. People can also leave anonymous tips by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave a tip at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca