A well-dressed man came into the store. He greeted and waved hello to all of the employees he came across. Because he was so outgoing and friendly, the employees completely disregarded him and ultimately did not provide customer service.
When the checkpoint tags went off at the door, the employees saw this man walking out the door with his arms piled full of clothes that had not been paid for.
Can you imagine their shock and disbelief at what happened?
Had there not been security tags on clothes the man was stealing, they never would have even noticed. The clothing alarm that made them look up to see what was going on never would have gone off.
This is a rare situation where the perpetrator was going to steal regardless of how many checkpoint tags there were. The only thing that would have stopped him was an employee actually giving excellent customer service.
By being so overtly friendly, this shoplifter was, in essence hiding in plain sight. He was counting on the employees’ dismissal in order to steal as much as he wanted. He knew that the employees were looking for someone lurking in the corners, not someone that was going to be so obvious.
This worked to his advantage since the employees ignored him as they assumed he was a low risk for shoplifting.
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