Posted on June 9, 2007 - - Filed Under | 11 Comments
First things first, we did NOT stage these videos, the footage is 100% real. These people were caught on camera and reported to the police. Months later when apparently nothing was done about it, we got fed up and printed out pictures to put on the wall and on our website. Shoplifting in our store has been practically eliminated since we put the pictures up.
12 May 2015
So we had a little commotion yesterday at about 4.20pm, 2 guys and a woman came into the store and one wanting to sell us a game. After informing him that only the boss is able to buy from him, he went up front and chatted with the other guy who was looking at PS4 games.
I didn’t see any harm in it but didn’t notice the woman walking to the side/corner of the store and when I saw her, I had asked if she needed help. When I did go up to the counter, I noticed one of the arthritis cream missing and before she left I had asked if she had forgotten to pay for something. In which she replied very brazenly that she only took the pamplet and the 2 other guys looked really shocked that I would ask the question. All 3 left quickly after , and when I looked back at the security cameras, the above was what I saw.
When the boss put the video on Facebook yesterday night, within 20 mins, we had gotten the name of the shoplifter , the woman – and know where she is from as well as her mother and brother and also her date of birth. An hour later, we had gotten another name of one of her accomplice and we went viral as within an hour more than 5000 people watched the video and 400 people shared it.
I’m very happy that this had gone viral , because other small business are notified and hopefully, they will look out for the trio and of course, we called in the cops as well and you know who is going to be getting a visit soon from the cops.
PS : The shoplifter stole a bottle of arthritis cream , I’m guessing she must have carpal tunnel since she is stealing professionally?
PPS : Thanks to everyone who’ve shared the video and thanks to those who’ve come up with the identity of the shoplifter and her accomplices.
September 21, 2007 – It’s been over a year but we finally have some new shoplifters to put up. First the guy tried to steal a power supply but when someone got his attention he put it back, then wandered down back and stole some blank cassettes. Value? Less than $20.
Edit Jan 11, 2008 – apparently this fine upstanding gentleman (whole stole DVDs from us, and later came in to get violent over his picture being on display) was underage at the time he committed the crime and his mommy has a problem with us having his video up on the website. I have agreed to take it down because I didn’t know he was underage and the law protects these innocent little angels while us evil shopkeepers get the shaft we so deserve. Good job mommy, you’ve raised him well.
Here’s some other shoplifters in action.
Here we have (name deleted) stealing a 4 Port USB Hub valued at $35.
YES BUDDY! WE DO HAVE CAMERAS, IF YOU WERE ANY CLOSER IT WOULD HAVE KICKED YOU IN THE NUTS!