Shoplifters caught in the act | A Current Affair

Shoplifters caught in the act | A Current Affair



well now their small business owners fighting a crippling battle against shoplifters as you'll see thieves aren't deterred by install cameras or extra stuff it doesn't matter what it is if they just may just steal it think it's okay to steal it and they take it and go chocolate bars chips salad rolls in the handbag we've had cold soft drinks down the pants sandwiches down the pants newsagent John Oh Papa says he cops it every day and quite blatantly round the back end into the side pocket it's amazing they're they're brazen oh yeah we had to stuff on deck there when on both sides of the counter and we all missed it but the cameras don't this guy stole a mobile phone charger and this woman hides a sandwich in her handbag we're doing it tough as it is and you get people think they can just take your gear we got to pay for it so I can't see why they shouldn't have to thought it seems too easy for them I guess a lot of people are going to look at this and say well it's just a can of drink maybe a sandwich for five bucks or a packet of lollies but Jono says this kind of theft is happening so frequently that it's starting to affect his bottom line it's got to the point where he's had to install two security cameras and now he's looking at putting in even more we're honest more small family business and it does hurt the bottom line when we pay an extra pound for things costs Joe knows pain is being felt by small retailers everywhere like here at this IgA on the Gold Coast where a man with a handful of chocolate bars allegedly in his grasp smashes through the front door two employees who are sisters in hot pursuit they follow him up the road to a hotel where he tries to access the lift the quick-thinking hotel manager has disabled the lift well a couple of items he didn't have the money to buy those items and he got upset he's taken a handful of chocolates any space to get out of the shop he's crashed into the front door he was charged with stealing and willful damage that door costing five thousand dollars to replace meanwhile at this IgA a man slides his basket of groceries under the entrance barrier and then simply collects it on the other side without paying well this woman appears to hide goods in her baby's pram it's just such a huge value at the moment that's just going out the door and people are just taking all the risk – – you know your steal from us manager Scott parrell says shoplifters are off their trolley if they think they won't get caught end of the day they have you know come into the crime so we have to report it to the police so you know and let them know that it is you know not right to be doing it but the cameras don't stop people taking the risk this guy manages to hide a 7 kilo side of beef under his top helps himself to a bottle of water and then simply walks out an unmanned register at this family-owned supermarket while this would-be bottle shop thief isn't so lucky he tries to hide a bottle in his board shorts but it doesn't work and staff are quickly onto him well we're seeing a big increase in the theft of fresh meat cheese and the three.js within the grocery and liquor markets three.js our Jim Beam Jack Daniels and Johnnie Walker whiskey big drop kit from checkpoint security systems says retailers are now having to resort to putting chocolates in security cases and putting electronic labels on meat which sound an alarm if they're not paid for well CCTV does have a role to play in the deterrent and also the capture after the fact but electronic article surveillance systems alert the store there and then when the theft occurs mixes stealing and the added security costs the average household nearly five hundred dollars a year but some small retailers like John OHS say they can't afford to pass the cost on to their customers that's something we can't do it at all we we pay for the stock where we got to sell it a huge impact on a retail business and a huge impact across the industry Retailers Association director Russell Zimmerman says when a business like John O's loses as little as a hundred dollars a week it can be disastrous if you have enough theft and it's entities impacting on your bottom line enough then it could mean that you've got to close your business because you actually lose money oh it's just hurtful that they think we can afford to do we certainly can't afford to have stuff knocked off and it's a bit heartbreaking you come at 4 o'clock every morning to get everything ready and then these clients ripping you off this blatant I don't care and Jono tells us after he posted his CCTV vision on Facebook one of the thieves did return and paid him

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