While some criminals feel like they need to develop highly complex and in depth plans to shoplift, steal and defraud a clothing store, it is often the simplest methods that still carry the biggest payoff. Risking a clothing alarm going off may be avoided with the right criminal tools.
A recent example is the theft of over two hundred pairs of underwear from a high-end clothing store. A man walked into the store with a large bag, went to the closest tables he could get to, and pushed as many pairs into the bag. He then ran out of the store. After reviewing the store’s clothing security cameras, it was determined that this man was in and out of the store in less than two minutes.
Eventually the police did catch up to the man, and found the merchandise, along with the bag. It turns out that the bag had a foil lining- designed to thwart the clothing alarm. In most states these kinds of shoplifting aides are illegal, and can impose added charges to the shoplifter.
While foil linings can still defeat some clothing security, many of the more reputable dealers are using technology that not only alerts employees to foil linings coming into the store, but also will not be defeated or bypassed by their use.
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