Submitted by Aussielad in Illegalism

Hey guys, I'm planning on going interstate to another major metropolitan city to do a big lifting spree. I've been tight for cash over the past year and I've realized that I'm spending money on nonsense that I don't need to spend money on. My new philosophy is that if I can reasonably acquire items and resources that are going to aid my in achieving my goals without being caught I'm going to do that. Money is an incredibly valuable thing and I'm only going to spend it when I absolutely must.

I plan on spending a week in this city and just hitting as many stores as I can where I will be able to take possession of the items on my list from less valuable to more valuable as I come toward the end of the week. I'm not going to hit the same stores twice. At the end of the week I want to hit a couple of mid range (value) menswear stores and get my hands on a couple of slim fit suit jackets.

Now, stealing a $400-500 suit is an incredibly risky maneuver, what tips would you guys recommend? My plan was to walk into a store like p0l1t1x one day, try on the jackets, get a feel for the store, and stage the lift as much as I can. If I see an opportunity to move the jacket closer to the exit, I'll do that, if I can't do that, but I can remove some tags, I'll do that. As much staging as I can reasonably do.

I plan on coming in the following day, wearing a loosely put together disguise (some glasses, an inconspicuous hat), putting the suit jacket on, walking out and as soon as I'm out, sprinting like an Olympic athlete halfway across the city, until I'm absolutely sure and confident that nobody's watching me, and then going back to my hotel. The next day I'll post the lifted items back home and take what I can with my on the flight.

Any tips? Suggestions? Warnings?



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francium wrote

if i was you, i’d hit up Brooks Brothers or Men’s Wearhouse. brooks brothers is laughably easy for how much their stuff costs, and you can get lucky at men’s wearhouse if the employees are distracted


Aussielad OP wrote

Thanks for the tip! What do you think of my strategy here? Am I going about this the right way? Leaving the expensive stuff (the jackets) for my last day and simply walking out with them? I am almost half expecting buzzers to go off, jackets are expensive and there's a good possibility there might be some EAS or something in one of the pockets that I miss. It could happen. As a result, I'm banking on just booking it as soon as I'm out of the store, and never returning to the store again. It is, after all, in another state. Is there any flaw here that I might be missing?


francium wrote

if you’re going to Brooks Brothers or Men’s wearhouse, they have no tags on their items. i would go next saturday when it’s busy, stage the jackets by the door and leave when there is an opening and employees are distracted. just dress nice and act like you’re shopping and compare the jackets to some items near to door, acting like you’re trying to decide what you’re “going to buy” and walk out when there is an opportunity. best of luck, pm me for any more questions!


yeetyeetyeet wrote

wait, why not fitting room conceals? Double hang if they check, or better yet sneak into the fitting room close to closing time or when there's no attendant, and just conceal in the fitting room (carry a satchel, briefcase, backpack, etc; put the suit into that, or wear it under your clothes/wear it under another suit)?