Did they get the message? I heard the clothing alarm activate in the far rear corner of the store. As I headed over, I saw a suspicious looking person lingering near the high risk merchandise. Remaining undercover, I commenced surveillance on the lingerer. He headed to the other side of the store. Noticing clothing security on the merchandise he stopped and looked around. I maintained surveillance, covertly.
Clothing security tags were put on nearly all merchandise in this store just last week. We had seen an increase in theft activity of non-protected merchandise or merchandise without clothing security, so the manager and I decided it would be a good idea to spread the security tags on clothes to items at a lower price point that were also being impacted by theft.
The suspected shoplifter picked an item from the display rack. He saw the clothing security tags on everything he was interested in. He placed the item back on the shelf and headed towards the athletic apparel. Security tags on clothes were sticking out and completely visible. With an annoyed look on his face, the shoplifter picked up 3 items from the display rack and went to the fitting room.
It was a slow day in the store, somewhat quite. The fitting rooms were placed in the center of this 15,000 square foot store accessible to customers without an employee present. As I observed from a distance, the shoplifter picked a stall and went to work. He was in the stall for no longer than 2 minutes when he attempted to remove the attached clothing alarm. EEEEEEEEEEE!!! The clothing alarm activated. I moved closer and waited for the suspect to exit. He did, and went straight for the front of the store. I quickly walked in the fitting room, and found all 3 items he had taken sitting on the floor, clothing security tags still attached and the clothing alarm still activated.. I think this thief got the message.
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