I was watching a suspected shoplifter over the weekend. She knew what to look for, as far as clothing security tags go. It told me that either she had done this before, or she had someone telling her how to decide which clothes to steal.
She was checking a selection of clothing for Checkpoint Tags. She would go through every pair of jeans, for example, and see if she could find a pair without a tag on them.
She would then remove the clothing item from its rack or table, proceed to a remote corner of the store, and shove it into her backpack. She would then scout out the area to see if anyone was visibly watching her. If no one else was in the area, she would go back to the clothing area and start looking through a new section of merchandise for security tags on clothes.
She repeated this process several times, until her backpack was almost bulging at the seam. When she could fit no more in, she would make her way to the exit. Since we were watching, we were able to make the apprehension. Unfortunately, after reviewing more video from the day, we realized that she had been in the store at least three other times. There’s no way to tell how much we lost in those stuffed bags of merchandise because our clothing security was not 100%.
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