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XefLP wrote

Honestly if you were dressed completely appropriate for the weather, didn’t leave behind any trail and only took a small amount of items every time I doubt I would ever even notice you. I think it’s more about if we notice you being sus not if we see you conceal/quick selecting. I guarantee there’s at least 5 people a day that are taking one cosmetics item from me that I’ve never even watched. However if I’m watching you and you have merch and are walking towards a blind spot, I’m gonna get off my ass and go check the area

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Drshoplifter wrote

That’s why I stage in blind spots. So when I come in to steal they cant even get selection on me because it’s all in the blind spot. It also has to be in a spot where you can’t really follow on foot without being seen. I hide things under the bottom shelf, I’ve left things hidden for weeks at a time even.

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XefLP wrote

Ahhh I see I didn’t see the staging part. Very smart of you as most places wouldn’t be able to do anything even if they saw it. Best most can do is record as much as they can and ask corporate for permission to ban you from the store essentially

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Drshoplifter wrote

That happened once. But they actually saw me remove it from its hiding place in that case and I was about to put it in my bag when I saw a camera rotate to look at me. I thought it couldn’t move because it’s always in the same position.

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Drshoplifter wrote

What about breaking into display cases and staging the merch? At my store we could only ban. According to the law, since nothing was stolen, there is no burglary.

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XefLP wrote

At my store if you started to break into the cases, we could apprehend you on damages. It’s also about the intent to commit the crime so if we have enough to prove you had intent to commit burglary/robbery and we were there to stop you then t could go either way.