Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bike Thief and Shoplifter Arrested...

This alleged shoplifter requested that the police take care of his bicycle when he was arrested for shoplifting. He was caught stealing from a Walmart store in DeKalb Georgia. Walmart stores use Sensormatic security tag systems in most of their locations.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Shoplifters needed a storage unit...

Two Idahoan women shoplifted so much that they needed a storage unit before they were eventually arrested. The cornerstones of their collection were the following:

1. Designer sheets
2. Designer Perfumes
3. Kitchen appliances
4. Lamps
5. Women's clothing
6. Kids clothing

The two suspects are currently in the Ada County jail. Their hoard yielded Thousands of dollars in recovered stolen booty.

Friday, March 09, 2012

A shoplifter has been shot...

A shoplifter was shot in the head and killed yesterday in New Jersey. After being ordered to stop running by an off duty police officer the unnamed shoplifter took a hostage. He brandished a knife and threatened the life of an innocent female mall goer. The policeman, who is surely a hero, took one shot and ended the incident. A sad story that could have ended up much worse. Shoplifters are real and they are out there. A visible retail security system will deter them from targeting your store. If they don't steal from your store because they are fearful of being caught then they will not have to be shot in your store.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Never Strip Search A Person In Public View...

It was reported in the Oregonian last week that a Portland man has been awarded $35,000 in damages for being forced to strip off all but his pants in view of customers in a Wallgreeens store. Wallgreens employees believed that Henry Peth had stolen batteries and hidden them under his clothing. They insisted he remove his shirt without first taking him to a private area. Mr. Perth had not stolen anything and was humiliated by the experience. Hailing from Ghana Mr. Perth is especially sensitive to allegations of theft as it is considered a disgrace to the entire family in his native land. In some cases it has been reported that the theft of a chicken would result in the chicken being tied around the thief's neck for the purposes of parading the thief through the marketplace where he will be embarrassed and beaten. Henry has been vindicated and Wallgreens employees have learned a valuable lesson about proper loss prevention procedures. Never force a customer to strip in public view!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

RFID and EAS...

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) will forever be linked in the new world of loss prevention. This hybrid of informational security technology will allow retailers to sell more while simultaneously lowering shrink. RFID is not yet common place, but as the technology progresses and costs are lowered it will inevitably become as ubiquitous as todays RF and AM security tags. The decision that retailers face is when to embrace RFID. The answer is obvious. When RFID can do everything your EAS system currently does plus a whole lot more for a reasonable price retailers will have no good reason to say no.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Shoplifting with a stroller...

Shoplifting with a stroller is a common practice. Less common is the case of 24 year old Reginald Wilson who abandoned his baby along with a stroller full of stolen goods when confronted by police on January 25th. Reginald is out on parole and is now wanted for multiple warrants. Reginald's willingness to abandon his own child should serve as a reminder to retailers how desperate shoplifters can be. The deterrence provided by a visible security tag system can save employees the grief of having to deal with shoplifters by stopping shoplifting before it happens.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Maryland Man Shoplifts Steaks...

Gregory M. Veney of Lexington Park Maryland was planning one heck of a BBQ when he was arrested for shoplifting eight steaks, the cut is unknown. Authorities are not sure if Veney is a rib-eye or fillet man. County Sheriffs arrested Veney for shoplifting after the manager of a food lion grocery store reported the theft and Gregory was subsequently discovered to be in possession of the eight steaks. What is the moral of this story? Checkpoint makes a great security system that is capable of protecting your store from shoplifters. Don't let people like Veney have a BBQ on your dime.