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Armed robberies on the rise

A spike in armed robberies of Shreveport businesses has the police department's robbery task force starting a little early this year.

That's because robbers have started a little early too. This time of year is when the number of armed robberies goes up.

Police have a robbery intervention program in place, and say the task force is flexible enough to change the time and location of their targeted response.

"We are able to change literally at a moment's notice. As the supervisors see any new trend or see anything we need to adjust to we're going to do that," said Sgt. Bill Goodin.

Business owners in the Southern Hills area have said they're nervous after seeing a number of robberies take place in just a few days and not very far apart geographically.

A part of the robbery intervention initiative includes free robbery prevention classes offered to businesses owners, managers and employees.

Anyone interested should call 673-6950.  

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