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LP420 wrote (edited )

Some people would simply stand really close to an item and open the package and then hide it behind the rest, and it may also be hard to catch on camera depending on the angle and positioning. Then walk out without triggering AES and before we find the open package they are long gone. Only way we can combat this is to trace and follow people who seem to be in certain spots for long times. Another reg flag for us is when someone is using both hands to “examine” a product. Honest shoppers usually use one hand to pick and inspect the item in the open. Standing over an item and having both hands on it automatically tells me this person is opening packages or tempering with tags


SuperDave wrote

Shoplifters use lots of methods. I showed you the one I use, the one your describing sounds like sleight of hand.

You should ask questions in r/lossprevention in reddit. Those guys will be happy to help you and you'll get a lot of answers in a short period of time compared to here. You work in a charity shop basically, and you need to protect it.