Working in the retail clothing industry, clothing security tags have helped deter several instances of customer and employee theft.
Clothing security tags have been around for some time. They have developed and have become more effective in recent years. Most major department stores selling clothing have security tags on clothes. Yet, there are still some smaller stores that don’t have any sort of clothing security.
I was working with a loss prevention agent at a store stocked full of highly desired, high ticket clothing items. We had been experiencing large instances of customer grab and runs, and general customer theft.
Additionally, we believed this store to be a target of Organized Retail Crime because of its lack of security tags on clothes and other forms of clothing security.
After walking the store, we indentified the highest shrink items and most frequently stolen merchandise. Working with the store team, we were able to effectively roll out the clothing security program the way the company had expected it to be done. In doing so, we put security tags on clothes, which provided much of the items with better clothing security. These security tags on clothes are a visible deterrent to thieves and cause the professionals grief when trying to quickly get the merchandise out of the store unnoticed.
During our surveillance, we watched as a team of 3 entered the store and broke apart. The first suspect went to the high theft merchandise and immediately noticed the security tags on clothes. He pulls out his cellphone. As he holds it to his ear, we see suspect #2 pull his cellphone out of his pocket and put it to his ear. No doubt, the first suspect was calling #2 to tell him about the clothing security tags and all about the clothing security.
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