A grab and run theft is a pretty basic, and yet highly effective form of theft that affects many clothing retailers. The thieves come into a store, pick up a large quantity of the same merchandise, and run out the door into the waiting get away car.
Sometimes the thieves will load their own arms up as with as much as what they can hold, sometimes they will use the store’s shopping bags or carts to hold the massive quantity of merchandise on their way out the door.
Because these thefts are so big and obvious, the shoplifter will come in and out in as little time as possible- sometimes less than a minute total. All of that is contributed to some detailed planning ahead of the actual theft.
They will have scoped out the store ahead of time to find out where items are kept. They will figure out the best place to park the escape vehicle, and they will know when your employees are most and least likely to notice them.
Because the theft happens so fast, it is basically over before it begins. Your employees probably won’t notice anything until the EAS/ security alarm goes off as the thieves are running out the door with your merchandise. The losses are astronomical due to the large quantity of product being taken at one time.
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