Bodycams to protect Domino's deliverers against robbery in Amsterdam
The Domino's Pizza on Biljmerplein in Amsterdam Zuidoost will equip its delivery workers with bodycams to protect them against robbery. "It is almost certain that this plan will continue", spokesperson Marianne Kemps of Domino's Pizza said to Het Parool.
Domino's already successfully experimented with bodycams, subsidized by the center for crime prevention and security CCV, in Rotterdam. In the areas where meal deliverers wore bodycams, the robberies stopped. "We saw that wearing the bodycams alone deters robbers. In addition, the delivery staff felt safer", Kemps said.
The CCV now agreed that it will subsidize bodycams for Domino's Amsterdam. The effect of the bodycams will first be tested at the Bijlmerplein location. If successful, the number of bodycams in the city may be expanded.
Domino's is also taking other measures to protect its meal deliverers. For example, 18 Domino's branches across the country no longer accept cash payments on deliveries.
After years of decline, the number of robberies in the Netherlands is again on the rise. Meal deliverers are a particularly popular target. In the first seven months of 2019 a total of 88 meal deliverers were robbed, more than double the 42 robberies in 2018.