Though a lot of crimes discussed affect businesses directly, in the case of the theft of valuables this is not always the case. Valuables theft could refer to the theft of cash from employees of the business or damage to customer property.
This could lead to employees then feeling less confident about their work environment. If customers hear about any incidents, it could affect their confidence in the business.
Incidents like these could lead to businesses having to invest in lockers and other increased security measures. Businesses may also need to restrict the number of customers in premises and even implement staff searches to ensure staff are only holding their own goods.
Call your local Police on 101. However, in an emergency always use 999. 101 is the number to call if, for example:
- a vehicle has been stolen
- property has been damaged
- you’re giving information about other crime
The number can be used to report a non-emergency to any Police Force in Wales. Calls to 101 from landlines and mobile networks cost 15p per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long you are on the phone.
In an emergency, always dial 999. This is when immediate action is required, such as:
- a crime is in progress
- someone suspected of a crime is near by
- someone’s life is at risk
- someone is injured
- there is violence being used or threatened