This is the picture of small town USA. Population - A little less than 5000, mostly good, hardworking, church going folks. That is the very reason that burglars and robbers will often target smaller communities like Piedmont.
Most of us would think that the main targets for armed robbery would be banks, credit unions and retail stores. The fact is that governmental offices (court clerks, county license & tax offices, and utility offices may often have significant amounts of cash on hand. Worse yet, these offices often have no way to get help in a hurry.
Where there is cash, there is the potential for robbery. The average response time for a emergency call through a commercial security system is ten minutes or more. The average robbery is committed less than three minutes. Burglaries take a little longer - around four minutes.