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Throwdown321 wrote

i must point out that most stores dont build cases, i havnt seen anyone getting caught from stores, and said, they were charged with multiple past thefts. sounds more like a scare tactic, and fearmongering than actual truth. It doesnt make sense to charge someone if you dont have stolen goods on you anymore, it does however make your current charges more severe and stick harder, so you can weasel your way out of the current charges Ive stolen form target many times, only trading card games packs. The newer upgrades, renovations made to target stores have made it harder to steal though. Such as removing all security guard, and employing only thier LP.

The LP at target work series of team, which i noticed, they are easily visible, blu/white uniform. 1 team of lp, usually 2 males(i noticed only 1 race is employed) are sometimes patrolling the stores, not all the time, but they are there. I was sussed out by a lp team when i was following them, i had to buy something to not look suspicious.

There is always 1 lp that is watching a security monitor at the podium, he will be watching it like a hawk, and will not budge from that position, even if a employer is talking to him. The camera itself seems to be a monitor that can watch 9+ cameras at once, also can zoom in to one or 2, usually near the entrance, and enhance images. I heard that these camera has the ability to track people throughout the store, by zeroing on one person and "following" that person. Now target does something a little different from most stores, they will attempt to hide the lp and podium in a corner of the store you wouldnt immediately see, like behind a large sign post, or shelves of clothes, or near one of the employee areas that nobody goes to. so becareful, this is to throw shoplifters off giving them a false sense of security. Often times i seen security podiums arnt monitored, so its more than likely lp is much more lax at the time. These are my experience at smaller inner city targets. mall targets offer a much easier time to lift.

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treesapjinglebells wrote

I'm amazed at how many times I've gotten away with shoplifting from Target even though I recognize everything you've mentioned. Even with how many times I've left with a purse full of items I didn't pay a single dime for, I've never been followed, questioned or caught. Had a close call recently I think, an employee in blue was eyeballing me, but never actually said anything or stopped me. Granted when I noticed someone was possibly suspicious, I tossed the things I had grabbed back on a random shelf and promptly left.

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Dropdeadsydney wrote

Target, to me, is one of the easiest. Literally been lifting from there for years. Also, on their self Checkout if you ring in one or two items and then hit pay and continue to scan items, it will beep but nothing will actually ring up. Been using that method a lot lately.

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ITISSO101 wrote

please give any more knowledge if possible, thank you

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Throwdown321 wrote

What is possible, is if you are stealing thousands in merchandise, like in those videos where people are caught with stealing thousands from multiple different stores, thats the only exception, because you would be on the news for burglary, or felony theft, or robbery. do you steal at target? smaller targets tend to be on the newer side.

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Mariestar wrote

Actually this happened at Kohls... my sister was busted for stealing shoes and when they pulled her in back they had printed pics of her from previous days she had done the same thing. Charged her for every pair. A good lesson not to go back to the same store multiple times!

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Throwdown321 wrote

i only went to target once a week, as a general rule, to avoid them becoming aware and setting up a trap. i had gone multiples in a week, and it caused them to be so suspicious they had set up stings multiple times, but never failed to catch me, because i become aware of them as soon as i enter the part of the store i was stealing cards from. this was back in 2005.