A grab and run is a quick in and out theft where the criminals grab as much merchandise as they can and then run out the door as fast as they can to a waiting car. Because this kind of theft relies on speed, they are not concerned with defeating clothing security tags. They don’t care if they activate the clothing alarm since they will be gone before anyone can respond and try to stop them.
You can usually expect to have at least one if not more than one person entering your store to physically grab the merchandise. They will pick their targeted area- handbags, jeans, and specific designer or label, and grab as much as they can carry at one time.
They may or may not have another person acting as a lookout. Their main job is to let the rest of their crew know when the coast is clear to run out the door. As such, many times we see the grabbers lingering near the doors with piles of clothing waiting for the signal to go.
Finally, you can expect at least one or two people to stay outside. Their job is to have the get away car ready at the exit. The extra person might be there to open the doors of the car, the signal that the lookout is waiting for. If you see a car waiting by a door, you might want to make sure they are there for a good reason.
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