A grab and run theft is a tactic used by shoplifters who are looking for a big score. This is usually carried out by a group of thieves all acting together to bypass any clothing security measures you have in place. For them, time is of the essence- they must strike fast, and then disappear as quickly as possible.
You can usually expect to have at least one if not more than one person entering your store to physically grab the merchandise.
These grabbers will pick their targeted area- handbags, jeans, and specific designer or label, and grab as much as they can carry at one time.
The crew may or may not have another person acting as a lookout. The lookout’s main job is to let the rest of their crew know when the coast is clear to run out the door. As such, many times we see the grabbers lingering near the doors with piles of clothing waiting for the signal to go.
Lastly, you can expect at least one if not two people to stay outside. Their job is to have the get away car ready at the exit. If you see a car waiting by a door, you might want to make sure they are there for a good reason.
Grab and run shoplifting is about a big hit very quickly. Maintaining vigilance at doors and in departments can reduce the likelihood of a crew being successful.
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