Gold Robbery Collins Street Dealer Melb. Gold co.

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  1. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    https://www.theage.com.au/national/...s-collins-st-gold-dealer-20200427-p54nn4.html


    A bandit wearing a surgical mask has robbed a Melbourne gold dealer at gunpoint in a daylight heist.

    Police have been told the offender held-up the Melbourne Gold Company – on the seventh floor of 227 Collins Street – about 9.40am on Monday.

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    A lawyer for the gold buyers turn up at the scene of the robbery on Monday.CREDIT:JUSTIN MCMANUS

    He fled on foot with the contents of a safe. No one was injured in the armed robbery.

    Detectives from the armed crime squad were tight-lipped about the details, including the contents of the safe, while the investigation was in its infancy.

    The Melbourne Gold Company were contacted for comment.
     
  2. 66rounds

    66rounds Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Double doors are useless once the thug is inside. They have to be placed such that there is no line of sight through to the office. That way you trap the thief inside.
    Absolutely due to inadequate placement of double doors and poor training of staff.
     
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    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    "Trap the thief inside"?

    No. Armed holdup - you facilitate their demands, let them leave, call the police, a lawyer, and your insurance company.
     
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    66rounds Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    You are right of course. As soon as I posted that I knew it was stupid. Lives are not worth all the gold in the world. He could just blast his way through the doors regardless.
     
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    66rounds Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    An important point raised by a fellow stacker is if customer details have been lost them we may see a sudden rise in home burglaries.
    If your stack is at home, better think twice about its safety.
     
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    Yes. In this case noone was hurt.

    While we were running Goldstackers, as GP says, the policy was absolutely always about the safety of our employees.

    You do design your layout to deter the opportunistic of course, and make the use of cash drop safes (Like Goldstackers has always had) to remove any temptation.

    Ck.
     
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    66rounds Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Are MGC not operating on appointment only and ID on arrival basis in this environment?
     
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    At least he was protected from Corona Virus...
     
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    Hopefully the employees are only shaken from the incident
     
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    I was robbed at knife point in my telephone shop. It took a couple of years to get over it.
     
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    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Is it the floor with other gold dealers also, or a separate floor? ie. are they the only dealers on that floor?

    Either way if I was a thief robbing the 20th something floor, I'd want an exit that doesn't depend on things like public lifts, or absence of other office traffic.
     
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    The dealers in that building are all on seperate floors.

    This is very sad news about the robbery
     
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    You should've shown them your 'middle' baton.... that would've scared them away
     
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    You would think that building maintenance would be able to stop the lift while the robbers in the lift... they'd normally have remote access to stop lifts due to search reasons...
     
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    That's bad news, hopefully it doesn't inspire copycats.
     
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    I hope all Staff are ok. GP is spot on, doesn't matter where an armed robbery happens or the value of Stock involved you just comply and get them out of your workplace in a timely manner. Unless there's planned procedure to defend people or property in place forget being a hero unless it escalates and you absolutely must react.

    If you are a victim of armed robbery and nobody suffers injury or worse it is a good thing. Learn from it, improve processes and planning, and share the mental trauma with each other or close ones. Same trauma if you get robbed working in a Convenience store or a Coffee Shop.
     
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    remember to pack them a timer bomb, once the robber inside the car, press the red button
     
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    time to install the casinos quality cameras
     
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