Many shoplifters are not fully aware that if they discard the merchandise they are trying to steal, they can leave the store without being apprehended by store employees. They figure that they are already so far in trouble the best bet is to go ahead and risk leaving with the merchandise unpaid for. As such, retail theft prevention aims to stop shoplifting at the point a shoplifter walks into a store, rather than after they have started the process of stealing your merchandise.
A shoplifter was in our store picking up a variety of electronic items. We didn’t really want to make an apprehension, we primarily wanted the shoplifter to drop the merchandise and leave the store.
The shoplifter had already concealed the merchandise in his bag, and thought he was already in trouble. What he didn’t realize what that if he left the product in the store and exited without any further incident, he could have gone away without any further consequences. Unfortunately, this shoplifter, like many others, figured since he was about to be caught he would just try to get out the store as best he could.
Because he left with the stolen merchandise, we went ahead with the apprehension, causing more work and trouble for both of us. Retail theft prevention from that point on was fine tuned to prevent the shoplifter more quickly to avoid unnecessary work later on.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase Anti-Shoplifting devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system from Checkpoint Systems to stop shoplifting in your store.
For more information on Anti-Shoplifting, Checkpoint Labels, a Checkpoint Security System, Checkpoint Security Tags, Checkpoint Systems, or Checkpoint Tags and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us at Retail theft prevention to Stop Shoplifting in your store or call 1.770.426.0547