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How do you even shoplift with backpacks???

Submitted by macspy in Shoplifting

Today was my first time trying a backpack and it worked but my god was it hard. I felt like if anyone saw me take my bag off in an aisle then they would know that I was stealing. So I had to wait and it just seemed so much harder, but I did get away with more.

Do you guys have any tips when using a backpack? Maybe a smaller one like a drawstring or is a normal sized bag okay?

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ami_strange wrote

This is one of the perks about being a woman. We can carry purses and not get a 2nd glance. And the bigger purse,the better. I've never shoplifted without a purse. I always wondered what men did bc to me it seems almost impossible to lift without a purse or bag

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Thanksreddit wrote (edited )

Walking in with a book bag is a sure fire way to get caught. I watched every shoplifting YouTube video and everyone caught at target had on a bookbag. If you must, walk-in with a concealed drawstring, fill it and leave immediately

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macspy wrote

Yea I’m gonna give that a shot, might be easier than the bag I got rn. I just didn’t know if anyone had any tricks when slipping things into your bag

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Yourlocallifter wrote

I’m 15 and I went in Staples sometime after school ends (~2-3 P.M.) This month is perfect because it’s back to school, they will suspect that I’m shopping, not shoplifting..

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macspy wrote

I also went after school, but how did you go about putting stuff in your backpack? What did you take?

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Lurkerz1 wrote

Personally I feel like I draw less attention with a smaller bag like drawstring style or like a Camelback one without the bladder insert. Although I agree the hardest part about a backpack is taking it off to put stuff in cause if someone sees you with it off even just barely MOST people would assume your stealing,keeping that in mind my favorite now is a camping backpack with a drawstring to close the top. Basically imagine a normal school backpack but instead of a zipper the top is a drawstring,thus I enter the store with it already loose so you can just toss shit in it and to close it's super fast.

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Macy5 wrote

I feel like the best bag for the job is like a fanny pack

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macspy wrote

Yep that’s the exact backpack that I used for the job. I just put it in the shopping cart and slipped items in when nobody was looking. But it’s only safest using a shopping cart. I went to 7-11 after and that was the real challenge. I’m gonna try a draw string bag next time. I’ll update.

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Sandboxgamer16 wrote

If someone asks you why you are in your bag. Have A £10/$10 ready to pull out. And just say you were getting your money. That's how I walked around a shop concealing electronics without staff getting suspicious

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Throwdown321 wrote

i did it many times, and i was followed often in stores, when i never stole anything. I actually dont use my backpack to steal. I only conceal under my waistband or in my pocket.

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MinecraftLad wrote

Get a trolley and put your bag in the child seat. That way you can easily open it and slip stuff in and if someone comes just say your bag weighs too much and you couldnt be bothered carrying it.

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Drshoplifter wrote

Be more careful when using bags. Steal in a way where they won’t catch you even if they’re onto you. Like burying things under clothing in a basket and concealing the things under the clothing in a fitting room. Even if you do have a bag tho chances are they still aren’t watching. And shoplifters give of multiple signs, if you have a backpack and they think your just shopping. You won’t be watched more than a few minutes before they move on.

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macspy wrote

What if the place doesn’t have a fitting room. It’s a good idea, but for places like 7-11 or CVS it’s harder to conceal in bags. Any advice?

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Lurkerz1 wrote

Avoid 7-11 gas stations are actually notorious for catching people cause it's so small and kids always steal candy and shit so they watch anything from 7-11 just hit Walmart instead.

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macspy wrote

There aren’t many Walmart’s near me. 30 min drive for me. I only have giants and Harris teeters near me

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Throwdown321 wrote

7-11 is very small, so you can be watched easily. have you tried grocery stores, cvs, walgreens?