Company Stops Accepting Cash After Armed Robbery (VIDEO)

By Stephanie Parkinson

April 11, 2013 Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 9:32 AM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – After being robbed at gunpoint the man in charge of a local company is making a big change in how he does business.

The robbery happened in the 2000 block of Calhoun Street around 5 p.m. Wednesday night. Police say two men ran inside Eisaman Property Management with guns and demanded money.

"You know they just come in here and try to scare everybody with their guns and take things. I was more upset than fearful because you know, they took a lot of money from us,” said Paul Eisaman Jr., President, Eisaman Property Management.

Eisaman is glad he and his employees are all okay but this has him changing how he does business.

"Just for the safety of the people here we can not take cash any longer,” said Eisaman.

Eisamen says the new policy was put in place right away.

“It was very convenient for them because a lot of them get paid in cash and it's just, some of them don't have checking accounts and it's a lot easier for them,” said Eisaman.

Although Eisamen knows this isn't easy on his clients he feels he has no other option.

For police a property management company isn't a business they typical see targeted.

“This is unusual which leads you to believe perhaps they had information before hand,” said Raquel Foster, Fort Wayne Police Department.

Eisaman also thinks these robbers had been in his business before.

"Cause they knew where the money was, they knew where we kept it, they pointed to a spot where they saw us drop it in so they knew we had cash,” said Eisaman.

Since both men covered their faces it's hard to see who these men are in the surveillance video. Police are still investigating but no arrests have been made.




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