Hey guys, first time lifter here. Did a $100 walkout yesterday at un1ql0. Kind of in a desperate spot right now and needed clothes for job interviewing (last job made me redundant). Yesterday I went to Un1ql0 and committed to my first serious lift. Went upstairs to the menswear section and took two pairs of trousers off the rack, each priced at $50. Without hesitation I simply removed the hangars from the pants and folded them small and flat enough that their profile would be small when I walk out with them. I did my research, I knew that the pants wouldn't set off the buzzers, having been in the previous day to get a feel for the store layout and assess the tags on the pants. I took the pants downstairs, folded, and inconspicuously walked past the checkout area to "continue browsing" (their checkouts are at the back of the store, nowhere close to the entrance, and almost completely out of view). I moved closer and closer to the exit, sticking to the outer perimeter of the store, and when a staff member that was putting clothes on racks moved away from the exit I walked straight out and made a sharp right turn. I was out of view within probably 3-4 seconds. As predicted, the buzzers didn't go off. Amateur move not removing tags but I was 100% confident the buzzers weren't going to go off.
Problem now is that I need a shirt. They have non iron shirts in the menswear section for about $40 each, which I really should have grabbed with the pants. Now this was very close to closing time (about 15 minutes before the store closed), my question is, being a paranoid first timer, do you think that they would have noticed missing stock so soon? They obviously have loads of these pants on the same rack, it doesn't visually look like anything's missing, so I'm really not sure what system or method would give them the ability to know.
Also, what are the chance somebody saw me leave with the merchandise in that small, 3-4 second window when I walked out the front door? I am ice cold in situations like this, I don't give off any emotion, I don't sweat, I don't show anxiety, so I seriously doubt I aroused suspicion because of abnormal behavior. I guess I'm just being super careful after the fact because I absolutely must go back in tomorrow and get the shirts. No other stores have my size and no security tags. I don't intend on ever returning to this particular Un1ql0 ever again. Would you say it's safe to hit for a couple shirts?