The humble gas station is a ubiquitous sight across the United States. We associate such facilities with the smell of gasoline and the everyday convenience of being able to pick up snacks. However, they may also play host to a hidden new danger that you’ve never considered.
Although police work hard to fight crime in all settings, gas stations have always been a target for criminals. This is for a number of reasons, including the late – and frequently round-the-clock – opening hours and the limited number of employees on shifts. These factors mean that gas stations are often doing business when there are very few people around.
Gas station stores are also usually small and easy to rob, and thieves can simply jump into their vehicles to make quick getaways, too. Plus, all this is exacerbated by the fact that many gas stations do a lot of transactions in cash, making them even more attractive to thieves.