Wednesday, March 21, 2012

County Constable Pleads Not Guilty...

A county constable has plead not guilty to assault after shooting a shoplifter outside of a Walmart. Constable David Whitlock apparently shot the shoplifter as she attempted to flee the scene. A visible security tag system may have dissuaded the shoplifter from ever attempting to steal that day. Anti shoplifting pedestals can prevent your salespeople and security guards from getting into tough situations. Pedestal based Checkpoint and Sensormatic towers are a good way to head off legal actions before they start.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Tide of Shoplifting...

The tidal wave of shoplifting that has washed over CVS stores has caused the retailer to security tag their bottles of Tide detergent. There was a report of a man in Minnesota shoplifting over $20,000 worth of Tide. Tide is a recognizable brand, making it easy to resell on the black market. Tide is a high quality product that consumers want. The economic times have made Tide, which can sell for $20 a bottle, an item that retailers must really protect. CVS is embracing anti-shoplifting loss prevention measures to stop the bleeding. Many retailers do not use security tags on their home cleaning products. As a result people are confident and bold when it comes to stealing these products. Unprotected products are an invitation to theft.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

How much do shoplifters steal...

In the case of Gene Bunch shoplifting cost retailers a whole "bunch". The 39 year old Tulsa native was arrested for shoplifting $2,385.52 worth of merchandise from six different retailers. He is currently on parole after serving over two years in prison for shoplifting. Stacy Gene Bunch is a well known shoplifter int the Tulsa area for good reason. He has cost local business people thousands and possibly tens of thousands of dollars. He was caught stealing over $2,000, which makes you wonder how much he has stolen that is not known. My guess would be at least ten times that amount. The math in this case makes the need for a security tag system obvious. One shoplifter fresh out of prison for retail related crimes immediately went back to stealing and cost local merchants thousands. Having a visible security tag system in many cases will be enough to send criminals like Bunch looking for another venue to shoplift. Why steal from a store with a Sensormatic or Checkpoint system when there are other retailers that are more vulnerable. The Gene Bunch's of the world are always looking for the easiest target. Having a retail security tag system makes a store less likely to be shoplifted from.