Throwdown321

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Throwdown321 wrote (edited )

These are called bonk gangs, or burglarly gangs, since this is pretty much a felony, probably robbery as well, if weapons are involved. You will be all over the news for sure. Apple store are like this, apple doesnt even try to secure thier stores, like using things to lock it down. they might be able to block those devices online.

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Throwdown321 wrote

i usually hit target only on weekends, because of parents shopping, and the large amount they take to shop, gives me plenty of times to lift and hide the stash in my parents car, i always remove the packaging and dump it in numerous trashcans in the malls. i have stopped going to shop with my mom, because she takes extremely long times to come back, and im also a little older(should be driving and living on own, but im not, many reasons). once a week is fine, as long as they wernt following you, or trying to setup a sting.

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most likely they stole more than 500$ in a day from different stores, since walgreen and some store can crosstalk with other stores in the area. and the ladies probably went back to the same store steal again, in probably less than a week. just to mess around with them, i would give them misleading tips, or disinformation.

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i have many close-calls since i only can hit targets, because thats only "walmart-esque" store in my area. most recent i only stole something from a small inner city target but wasnt caught. I was in a downtown inner city target a few years ago, i stole a tin of pokemon cards, i opened the tin and took all the cards, and codes right in an aisle, that was pretty stupid. but i quickly left or went into the bathroom to check for tags. as i was leaving and down the escalator, i notice the LP/employees were extremely on edge, and over heard them saying "person is moving somewhere around the store". however they did not notice me already leaving on the escalator, because i always hug the walls where the camera cant track me at all, so they cant predict where i will end up all the time. however subsequent visits had made the lp there extremely weary of people like me"backpacks, shifty looking pant". years before this incident i was leaving in a different target in a mall outside my city, as soon as i walked out the security towers beeped and i quickly ran, powerwalked out to the parking lot, and into my parents car, i kinda hid under there(inside the car near the seats), the thing it was those "meddlesome kids" that actually shouted out when the security towers beeped. ever since i couldnt risk those types of items i was stealing.

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Throwdown321 wrote

i have many close-calls since i only can hit targets, because thats only "walmart-esque" store in my area. most recent i only stole something from a small inner city target but wasnt caught. I was in a downtown inner city target a few years ago, i stole a tin of pokemon cards, i opened the tin and took all the cards, and codes right in an aisle, that was pretty stupid. but i quickly left or went into the bathroom to check for tags. as i was leaving and down the escalator, i notice the LP/employees were extremely on edge, and over heard them saying "person is moving somewhere around the store". however they did not notice me already leaving on the escalator, because i always hug the walls where the camera cant track me at all, so they cant predict where i will end up all the time. however subsequent visits had made the lp there extremely weary of people like me"backpacks, shifty looking pant". years before this incident i was leaving in a different target in a mall outside my city, as soon as i walked out the security towers beeped and i quickly ran, powerwalked out to the parking lot, and into my parents car, i kinda hid under there(inside the car near the seats), the thing it was those "meddlesome kids" that actually shouted out when the security towers beeped. ever since i couldnt risk those types of items i was stealing.

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as long as they dint arrest you, your fine. I would just go to a different kroger, i got caught at costcos(in the early 2000s for attempting to steal a gba game, was forced to buy it) and they said i was banned there for a while, i still went to other costcos, because i believe they cant immediately recognize you as thy dont have cameras. However i did not go back to that costco i was caught at for a few years. same with target got caught there, involved police but i eventually went back there(i had several close calls from other targets though. arrest will often result in your being "booked" aka fingerprinted being registered in LEO database, the whole thing. and it might include an actual charge like petty theft or misdeameanor, this will be on your criminal record forever, However you can expunge and seal the charges(you have to ask the court to do this) if your planning on getting employment, some employers are immune to "expunged seal records though". also if your banned, just go to another kroger and steal there, but be warned if they catch you again, and they have a picture and the copy of your Id you will get charged with trespassing.

Reply to comment by /u/Throwaway52 in Target fitbit by /u/Throwaway52

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Throwdown321 wrote

i heard targets LP, and investigations into EMployee lifters is pretty much top-notched. probably not a good idea, for a simple fitbit. If there is a trash can inside the room where the fitbit is, i would do the trash mixing. make sure they dont have cameras, it would be suspicious if you were going in when your not suppose to.

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Throwdown321 wrote

its not a chance encounter of getting aught, but depends on many factors. lets look at some things. are you in school, and need money to live? probably steal stuff. if your Degree or career depends on a clean record, and if you job lined up, probably not a good idea to steal until you settle down in your job. -if you have children, you might need to re-evaluate your shoplifting life?

-when it comes to stealing, greed is usually the reason people get caught, because as soon as you want more after you already stolen you become very reckless and start ignoring the fact that thier are cameras, Employees, both undercover and normal security. you already see all those video heist, people try to steal thousands, but they become greedy and attempt to steal more at another store in a short amount of time, at this point they are already all over the news and cops are ready preperaing to set up stings.( the famous costco heist a few months back)

BEING charged with a misdeameanor crime is enough to scare people into giving up. -being complacent, arrogant or cocky while stealing is also a sure sign of getting caught. As alot of people in the subreddit were just that, they were caught. dont be the person that blame the forums for making them to steal, its definitely a self-made choice to steal. if your feeling stealing is becoming too much of a hassle, quit stealing then.

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Throwdown321 wrote

i only get to go to a walmart on a rare chance that were eating somewhere nearby, we often come around 8-9pm. I USUALly prefer busy store hours rather than after hours, since your less likely to be watched anyways.

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Depends on which stores, high shrink stores like inner city, "neighborhoods" might notice the items as soon as they are stolen. I would just steal it all at once, and not visit the same store for at least a month. 5 items from 5 different stores seems pretty time consuming and cumbersome to do.

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At targets you really cant do walkouts, unless its unguarded entrance, usually not large items, because it usually would result in lp following you. seen all those videos where people tried to do massive hauls and tried to walk out, they were aggressively taken down. TARGET in general is more or less "a bougie" version of walmart, walmart sells the same things for cheaper anyways. Supertargets, are basically supermarkets inside any box store, thats why they have the word super. i WOULD suggest using Mall targets to lift if possible, they are usually the easiest lift from. one of them in the west coast was attached to a mall, 1 entrance to the upper parking lot, 1 on the bottom floor next to public transit hub, 2 upper and lower entrances to the main mall. You can see how difficult to guard 5 simulteanously.

Reply to comment by /u/SuperDave in Walmart Help by /u/Killua101

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Throwdown321 wrote

target has history of heightened security, they seem to have ramped it up over the years, Only mall ones that are more than 1 story has the least amount of security(that was main Targets for shoplifting). All the newly built supertargets, or inner city are pretty high shrink so they are on edge alot.

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i frequent SUPERTARGETS, most of them are supertargets that are also new. and have tons of cameras, the ones that did have a blindspot, has been covered by 1 or more cameras. if the cameras can see any part of your body, and you suddenly went back into the view of cameras without the merchandise they will become suspicious. the new targets are pretty up there in LP patrols. first they have at least 1-2 teams of lp patrolling, not all the time, but you will know they are there. There is also 1 LP dedicated to the security cameras, he is usually looking at a security moniter that has acess to 9-12 cameras at once, he will be constantly looking at it, they often move the security podium around to confuse shoplifters false sense of security. THier cameras, are high tech heard from other people and my own experience. THe cameras can track you throughout the stores, simply as you move to another camera, that camera already recognizes you and start tracking you. they have the abily to move thier cameras to get better angles. And i have seen on the security moniter when no ones looking that they can immediately switch to a specific camera on the moniter. these new targets are pretty difficult to steal at, because of the active lp patrol, this is the reason why i dint steal anything more than a "Selsun blue" right now. ive been going back to new targets just to test out thier LP situations.

MORE OFTEN than not sometimes thier lp is nowhere to be found, so its best to steal at these times.