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Lifting electronics from Walmart.

Submitted by ThievinKitten in Shoplifting

Alright, so I really want a laptop, and one of my local Walmarts leaves the electronics unattended often due to a shortage of staff. Their camera situation is super spotty and it's easy to conceal on the floor in many places. They are also completely lacking in any real asset protection (unless you count the yellow-vested folks who are supposed to check receipts at the door, and rarely bother).

I lift here fairly often and it's honestly too easy.

My issue with electronics is that they're locked in cabinets underneath their respective displays. These cabinets seem to have these circular locks that are unlocked with circular keys. I've considered swiping keys as I've seen some folks do with s3 keys, but these are on employees' keychains and they never seem to leave them on/behind counters unattended.

So... I guess what I'm trying to ask is:

Does anyone here have any experience lifting laptops and tablets in particular from Walmart, especially with these kinds of locks? How'd you do it? Any advice?

Thanks in advance! <3

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Drshoplifter wrote (edited )

You need to pick the lock with an 8 pin tubular lockpick. Not 7 pin, Walmart uses 8 pin locks. If you swipe the key they’ll just re key everything. This tool can open the case right up in seconds like a key can. Walmart is lacking in security but you still want to be careful

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sudo wrote

Do the locks look like this? If so, those are called tubular locks, and you can open them easily with a tubular lock pick. They look like this. You can buy them online. Just make sure nobody is watching you when you pick the lock.

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Throwdown321 wrote

ive always wondered how it would be nice to pick those locks, but i think its usually kind of risky, except at walmart.

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ThievinKitten wrote

Another question: Is there anywhere that these keys could possibly be purchased?

I dunno how likely that is, but I've purchased a magnet and hook for other lifting ventures and it's been one of the best investments I've ever made.

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Drshoplifter wrote (edited )

Pick the lock after 10 when no lp is there. Then hide the computer on a blind isle with no hidden cams. Come get it a couple days later. I’d go as far as using a disguise when you go in to pick the lock. When you enter the doorway of the store, there will be a room or 2 right there in the doorway where you get the carts. One is a maintenance closet the other is the lp office. Make sure the lights are off in both rooms.

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LiftinLooknLikeASnack wrote

I guess it varies by location but there is LP at my WM around the clock. A off duty officer during the day as well as LP.

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Drshoplifter wrote

That sucks. I live in Texas. The ones in the higher income areas don’t even have lp after 8. I would call and pretend to apply to make sure before doing something this bold.