I mean people who rob banks generally come in armed.
So whats the point in having an unarmed guard, its not like she can just talk a bank robber down.
Seriously how stupid is that
Most Helpful Girl
Well, perhaps they can't have her in there with a gun for liability reasons? I know if I went to a bank, I would feel uneasy if the person had a gun. Even if they were a guard.
Perhaps the goal of the guard is to not stop an armed robber, but to deter wannabe criminals from committing an act? Sometimes a small amount of visible security is enough to deter someone from committing a criminal act.
That is why people often put signs and stickers up saying they have an alarm system, when they don't. Or people putting up fake cameras. It's a deterrence for people because they do not know whether it's real or not. Most criminals are looking to commit and easy crime, especially with a robbery.
People target places which are easy targets, because they want to get in, and get out quick before the police come. However, if there are people watching for suspicious people, or people there who could pose a threat to their plan, it might make the criminal think twice about committing the act.
The guard may also help in a situation where the clients and workers in the bank are held hostage. Perhaps the guard is going to help keep people calm?
Most Helpful Guy
They are afraid of lawsuits I guess and a real trained guard would cost more money. She is probably temporary to make the customers feel better.0