People stealing from supermarkets
Both events occurred within an hour of each other on Saturday. It transpired that groups of teenagers or young men are involved. Police said they are investigating whether the events are connected to each other and possibly to similar incidents.
In the first robbery, four robbers entered a T-Mobile store in the 8400 block of Old Keene Mill Road in the West Springfield area at approximately 2:30 pm. They attempted to remove cell phones from a display, but an employee tried to stop them.
About an hour later, seven burglars entered a phone repair store called iFixPhones in the 7000 block of Commerce Street. The address is about three miles from the site of the first robbery.
Similarities in the robberies, in addition to the time and items stolen, include a resemblance in the clothing worn by the subjects. In both cases the robbers were wearing black sweatshirts and jackets, police said.
How to rob a supermarket
The first documented theft started in 16th century London. In the early 19th century, theft was believed to be primarily a female activity. In the 1960s, theft began to be redefined again, this time as a political act. Researchers divided thieves into two categories: “boosters”, professionals who resell what they steal, and “snitches”, amateurs who steal for their personal use.
Theft is the act of deliberately taking goods from an establishment where they are displayed for sale, without paying for them. Theft generally consists of concealing items from the person or an accomplice and leaving the store without paying. However, theft can also include price-switching (exchanging the price tags of different products), refund fraud, “wardrobing” (returning clothing after they have been worn) and “grazing” (eating or sampling store merchandise while in the store). Price changing is now an almost extinct form of theft for two reasons. Tags are split apart when attempted, and virtually all retail cashiers now scan items at the register, rather than relying on price tags. Retailers report that theft has a significant effect on their bottom line, indicating that approximately 0.6% of all inventory disappears to thieves. .
Strategies to prevent theft
A resident of the English town of Winfrith Newburgh (UK) surprised a group of actors by trying to stop them while they were staging a robbery of a store for an independent horror film, reported Monday Daily Mail.During the filming of one of the scenes of the film production ‘Perran’, the actors dressed as thieves entered the establishment, and at that moment an unexpected character intervened without hesitation, believing that what was happening was a real robbery.
“When the gang came out of the store chased by a very angry shopkeeper, it looked like a real robbery, so much so that someone passing by decided he should try to help him,” said John Capel, spokesman for the production company Hard Road Films, who pointed out that the man may not have realized it was filming, since the camera was not visible at first glance.
What happens if you shoplift and get caught.
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