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You're Just Asking for It

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This film discusses crime prevention measures that retail businesses can take to prevent armed robberies or shoplifting.
Crimes are depicted occurring at various retail businesses, including a gas station, a grocery store, and a bank. After each successful crime, suggestions are given regarding how the owners could have better protected their lives and property. The film suggests that business persons always cooperate with the armed robber and never endanger someone else's life. They should telephone police about suspicious persons near the store, allow employees time off to cooperate with the police, never have one employee working alone. Finally, business persons should avoid going to the bank alone, and avoid routine patterns. It also suggests that stores keep safes locked at all times, use low displays and posters so as not to obstruct the view around the store, properly place surveillance cameras, and display signs indicating that cameras are in place. A final sequence shows a business that is well protected.