Police urge caution after snatch and grab robberiesA number of at-the-till robberies have taken place in Superior over the past few weeks.
A number of at-the-till robberies have taken place in Superior over the past few weeks.
On June 26, a woman walked up to the cash register of Walgreens to purchase candy. When the drawer opened, she snatched about $30 out of it and ran. Less than 10 minutes later, the woman used the pretense of buying an energy drink to steal about $60 from a till at Hammond Spur.
If someone attempts to steal money from a store counter, Superior Police Capt. Matt Markon said, getting a good ID is the best way to help police.
“We do not suggest anyone try following the person or apprehending them on their own,” he said.
If the employees and witnesses are able to give a good description of the suspect, vehicle and point out which direction the suspect left in, Markon said, that can be a big help to police.
Another ploy to watch out for happened July 4 at Arby’s. A man asked for change for a $100 bill at the restaurant, 3821 Tower Ave. Then he grabbed the smaller bills from the employee when she realized the bill was counterfeit.
Markon said employees should take a larger bill from the customer to determine if it’s real before bringing change to the counter.
“That’s where the snatch and grab happens,” he said.
While many counterfeit bills look good from a distance, they will look and feel wrong.