funwithfloss

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funwithfloss wrote

Alarms yes, see posts below about looking for tags and sensors.

Book bag is a larger book sized bag with 2 handles, one on each side of the main opening. A backpack has 2 straps on the main body away from the opening that is on top. For some reason large purses and book bags look less suspicious then backpacks, since students who tend to steal more have backpacks, while more well off customers tend to have book bags.

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funwithfloss wrote

About 400+ books in the past...

I don't do backpacks into any store, I just use a large book bag with pockets that can be closed (zipped or buttoned) to the point it looks like nothing is inside the bag (short of the bigger size). Some stores have very few employees and are super easy to take books from, some are much harder due to the number of employees.

As for technique, normally get the books you want, then plant yourself in an aisle that has less foot traffic, and look like you are reading a book... then conceal and get out...