One of my first experiences with a shoplifter was a man who came into the department store where I worked. He started looking at hoodies, which was not anything suspicious. What I did find suspicious was when he started looking for the clothing security tags.
Not all of our hoodies had clothing security tags; so it didn’t take him long to find one without any clothing security. He took the jacket off the hanger and went into a fitting room. When he came back out mere seconds later, he was wearing the hoodie. I first tried calling someone in the menswear department to get them to offer customer service, but it was too late. The man had already started to head toward the exit door.
Without a Checkpoint tag, I knew the clothing alarm would not go off and alert any cashiers or managers to this man’s actions. Because I was too far away, I couldn’t get across the store in time. The man had exited the store and sped off in a car waiting for him in the parking lot.
Security tags on clothes would have helped us prevent this theft. Without one, none of the employees could readily identify the hoodie as one of ours that had not been paid for.
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