There seems to be a massive hike in shoplifting right now, with the Police not even bothering to attend to anything below £200 if I am right.
But have you ever seen anyone shoplifting? Did/would you say anything ? is it worth! saying anything?
I work in a well known Supermarket the theft would make your hair curl.
When I first started we had bit of training and what to look for ,to be honest I must have led a sheltered life!
Obviously I cannot out on here things we try and watch out for but it really opens your eyes.
Some people are prolific thieves, they will just walk in take(yes take not grab they walk round just like their doing bit of shopping) and out they go, they don't try to hide it or run as they know the security team are not supposed to chase/man handle them (not in our store anyway)
Its not always food, it can be Shark hoovers, tvs, other smaller but high end items that they can hide. Known as stealing to order.
When I was young maybe about 8 ish I was in Woolworths (yes long time ago) I saw this old man with a big raincoat on, I saw him put a lightbulb in his pocket, but I never said anything but I've always remembered it.
About a month ago I was in my town and we have a Gregs bakery, just outside on the corner a beggar is usually sat, they vary from week to week.
His mate was with him, as I was walking into Gregs this mate was coming out carrying 2 hot boxes of chicken or what ever, the manager in Gregs followed him and said "are you going to pay for them today"? he just ignored her. He said to beggar/mate which one you want chicken nuggets or etc.
I spoke to the manager she said that is the second time today he has done that, he just walks in picks his sandwich/hot box drink etc and just walks back out as he knows she is not allowed or wants to confront him.
I have know others just walk into another big supermarket pick up legs of lamb/coffee and just walk out not even run! it seems its free for all (except us).
I suppose stealing a bit of food seems trivial when they steal cars/bikes other stuff.
So have you! ever seen anything?
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