Chuck wrote:It is my humble opinion that banking, especially, increases risks to it's customers by posting. No one wants to carry large sums of cash to and from the parking lot while unarmed, yet that is exactly what a law abiding citizen will do. I would think that criminals know this.
It's a wonder folks in parking lots are hit up more often.
It's probably because most
criminals want to pick victims they know has some cash on them, and don't want to waste their time and energy robbing a random person merely going into or out of a bank without knowing what the customer has on them, while the jackpot is avoided. Now as far as targeting specific customers that they know are bringing money in or taking money out, or people using ATM's, that's different and you do hear of that going on occasionally. A relative of mine sold something once for cash and she asked me to take her to a Fifth Third bank because she didn't want to get robbed on the way into the bank. Even though I couldn't legally go into the bank, I could go up to the door.
I'm glad to say that since that day she's gotten her CHL and she now banks at a bank just down the street that is not
a victim disarmanent zone.