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The crime of shoplifting is as old as shopping itself. The first documented cases of shoplifting took place in 16th-century London and involved groups of men called “lifters” (early organized retail crime?).
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Shoplifting is often viewed by professionals and amateur thieves as a low-risk versus high-reward business. As experts have documented, many shops and stores do not do enough to dissuade the rational criminal, who scans every environment for an opportunity.
The Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has recorded eight smash-and-grab robberies at Southern California jewelry stores in the last 10 days, as well as an unsettling string...
Police found more than 100 bags of heroin while arresting two city residents for allegedly shoplifting from the Cumberland Farms in North Adams, Massachusetts,...