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Sheriff Says Retailer’s Security Policy ‘Breeds’ Criminal Activity

In a week when Walmart’s security has been scrutinized nationwide, Carroll County’s sheriff directed strongly worded criticisms of the company’s security policies after a man allegedly robbed the Eldersburg, Maryland, location at gunpoint Friday morning.

“Walmart’s corporate policy on security breeds this type of activity,” Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees said in an interview Friday. DeWees alleged that would-be criminals know they will encounter little to no security when they enter a Walmart store. He described Walmart’s approach to security as “reactive” rather than “proactive.” “They all but wait for these things to happen before they put measures into place,” he said. The armed robbery in Eldersburg occurred… Carroll County Times

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