In an ever expanding list of cautions for lawn care business owners we now have to add robbery.
When I first heard that a lawn care business owner had been robbed, I thought a piece of equipment had been stolen from his truck or a customer hired him to perform some lawn care work and failed to pay.
According to Fredericksburg.com, a Virginia lawn care business owner was lured to a vacant property with a phone call. The caller claimed to be interested in having yard work performed on the property. When the man came to the property to give an estimate he was robbed of $500 in cash and a few credit cards.
We always try to lock our vehicles and secure our commercial lawn care equipment to guard against theft. Being robbed of the hard-earned cash in our pocket is something we will have to consider when giving estimates in new or unknown areas.