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Saw a Shop Lifter...................TK-MAX

RickT Avatar
6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
First off...... no... i don't do it ! :-)

Walked into TK-MAX on the bank holiday Monday with my son while out shopping.

When i walked into the store for some reason I looked to my right (maybe because that's where the knickers were! '-) ) and saw a "dodgy" looking bloke on his knees filling a white shopping bag full of women's underwear, as i looked over i saw him with a handful of items dumping them in the bag and he saw that I had seen him, ( Rabbit eyes in the headlights came to mind!).

I continued to walk into the main part of the shop as i did not want to get involved as its not directly my problem, plus I had my son with me and the guy looked like a bit of a nutter!!

I walked over to stand/row and then faced the door to see if my suspicions were correct.

Anyway, Just as I turned around I saw him making a b-line for the door, the door alarms went off and not one member of staff even went over to the doors to look even though 2 staff members were within around 10 meters.

I was left there thinking to myself, That guy must be pretty desperate or does not care to just walk into a busy shop and do that, plus i wonder if the staff are not allowed to stop them for their own health and safety? (I guess that's why some shops have their own security)

Also, i guess he will be on CCTV and when its reviewed it may be forwarded to the police to investigate further.

I know i would not of gone after him if I worked there as he looked like the type of bloke you would see on crime watch!!

Anyway, that was the most exciting part of my shopping trip!

Rick
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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banned#1
A bag full..... TK Maxx.....

Prob only worth around 50p. Not worth the hassle.
#2
u shoulda dived on him and reprimanded him and you woulda been the towns hero!
#3
vibeone
A bag full..... TK Maxx.....

Prob only worth around 50p. Not worth the hassle.


lol... yeah, that maybe so.
#4
muffin247
u shoulda dived on him and reprimanded him and you woulda been the towns hero!


I thought of that... but when looking at him he was the kind of guy you would not mess with, Drugy came to mind!

Edited By: RickT on Aug 31, 2010 13:50: edit
#5
I used to work in wilkos and we was told never to approach any shop lifters and to tell the supervisor/manager. We used to have ppl coming in with bin bags and just stand there and fill them full of stuff and leave. By the time they have been spotted and the staff have gone to get the supervisor they have gone with tonnes of stuff. People know the shops where the staff can not do anything and know they can prob get away with it. I saw alot of ppl doing it and not even trying to hide what they was doing!
banned#6
At Morrisons if there was a shoplifter event happening you'd hear

"Service 1 to the front of store please, Service 1 to front of store" (usually in a panicky voice!)

which means all male staff inc security guard get there asap (mainly to watch and giggle).
#7
I used to work in Topman many years ago and they used to share a security guard between us and burtons. Most of the time would be spent standing around bored so any excitement was welcome. When someone spotted a suspected shoplifter (especially male) you would see all the blokes who worked there (and burtons) slowly move towards the entrance to cut him off just as the bruiser of a security guard would come thundering out of the staff entrance.

I heard a story that a few weeks before I started the floor manager rugby tackled a fleeing thief into a stall selling bracelets and other spangly stuff after chasing him through the shopping centre.
#8
Wait till they review the cctv and watch you 'keepeing an eye out for him'. Then making sure the coast was clear before giving him the signal to go. Wouldn't return there if I was you, your wanted picture maybe up instore soon.

Edited By: greg_68 on Aug 31, 2010 14:18: .
#9
greg_68
Wait till they review the cctv and watch you 'keepeing an eye out for him'. Then making sure the coast was clear before giving him the signal to go. Wouldn't rturn there if I was you, your wanted picture maybe up instore soon.
lol

not like they will review it anyway.
guys gone and noone cares least of all the staff.
banned#10
what a nutter! At least shoplift where you'll get a decent re-sale value.

ON the spot fine of £80 now for shoplifting I believe. And shoplifters get caught about 1 in 20 times according to a bbc programme I saw a year or so back. Who says crime doesnt pay. Especially as 6 out of 10 fines never get paid anyway.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6421547.stm

Wish it was 3 strikes and an instant 10 years lockup like in new york.



Edited By: csiman on Aug 31, 2010 14:23: dsa
#11
I worked on the checkouts at a supermarket a few years ago and saw a shoplifter (kid) wearing Heelys. He had a bunch of sweets in his hands and just kinda glided past my checkout and out the door - I lol'ed and ignored it.

No-one working in a shop gives two sh*ts about shoplifters. Easier not to get involved - and that's what you're told to do anyway. Guy who worked at my local HMV died confronting a shoplifter who stabbed him over a bunch of CDs.. just not worth it!
#12
oldmanhouse
I worked on the checkouts at a supermarket a few years ago and saw a shoplifter (kid) wearing Heelys. He had a bunch of sweets in his hands and just kinda glided past my checkout and out the door - I lol'ed and ignored it.

No-one working in a shop gives two sh*ts about shoplifters. Easier not to get involved - and that's what you're told to do anyway. Guy who worked at my local HMV died confronting a shoplifter who stabbed him over a bunch of CDs.. just not worth it!



Not true - anyone at my store caught is prosecuted and all staff are trained on how to deal with shoplifters
#13
Some intresting story's & comments above, my thought process was not to get involved, as you hear about these horror stories of attacks.
#14
Good decision, he would have made your kid an orphan.
Shoplifting used to be an artform. These days, it's so uncouth.
#15
I would have tackled the nutter, thieving scum
#16
I saw similar happening and told a member of staff, but as the staff hadnt actually saw them do it they couldnt do anything
#17
muffin247
u shoulda dived on him and reprimanded him and you woulda been the towns hero!

choc1969
I would have tackled the nutter, thieving scum


You would only have been arrested for assault as technically you have no place to do this, even though in the eyes of the public you would deserve a medal.
#18
When I worked at topman I went on break for an hour and came back to it all kicking off. Seems someone had walked up to the fancy display of jeans that covered one entire wall and emptied several shelves then just walked out without anyone seeing a thing.

Funny thing was they tried to blame me (for not seeing) as I managed a concession (worked for a leather jacket company that sold stuff in topman) that had it's displays right in front of the jeans and they had found security tags in one of the jacket pockets (thinking my stuff must have been taken as well). I nearly pee'd myself laughing when the tags turned out to be from Topman clothing as the thief had also stolen a couple of their jackets from the display near mine.
#19
lol,at going for the womens underwear ! maybe he 's a secret cross dresser and didnt want to be seen at the tills so decided to half inch it instead !
#20
i couldnt have allowed it....would bug me. would defo had told someone and pointed out to my son what a loser that guy was!
#21
"I was left there thinking to myself, That guy must be pretty desperate or does not care to just walk into a busy shop and do that,"

or probably knew people like you wouldn't be bothered to do anything.

I know you were with your son so didn't want to tackle him yourself but the least you could have done was inform the staff.

Thats whats wrong with society today. People turn the other cheek but then moan about it.

Hey thats my moan over with. :p
banned#22
i did not want to get involved as its not directly my problem


wouldn't like to be getting stabbed or anything in front of you then!
#23
shopstilldrops
lol,at going for the womens underwear ! maybe he 's a secret cross dresser and didnt want to be seen at the tills so decided to half inch it instead !


Maybe he found the ones that had been tried on in store or were customer returns.
#24
i once saw an old guy,put a few packs of beef down his top at marks & spencer....
was going to report him , than i felt sorry for him , as i went around buying what i like, and he was doing that.
#25
vibeone
At Morrisons if there was a shoplifter event happening you'd hear"Service 1 to the front of store please, Service 1 to front of store" (usually in a panicky voice!)which means all male staff inc security guard get there asap (mainly to watch and giggle).

My mrs worked there at weekends while at uni and people got used to what service call 1 meant so they changed it to calling "mrs white to the ........."
#26
jcaho7
i once saw an old guy,put a few packs of beef down his top at marks & spencer.... was going to report him , than i felt sorry for him , as i went around buying what i like, and he was doing that.


pensioner wanting some good quality beef.

crazy stuff ... i've only ever seen some 1 steal a magazin from Wh Smith, dont no why since you can just stand there and read the magazine for free anway; there are some dumb people around.

and to be honest, all these shops should have security guards on the front doors anyway, its not up to people to point out to staff some jackass is putting tons of stuff in a big bag asits not worth putting yourself at risk, especially if u had ur kid with you.
banned#27
korndevil666
jcaho7
i once saw an old guy,put a few packs of beef down his top at marks & spencer.... was going to report him , than i felt sorry for him , as i went around buying what i like, and he was doing that.


pensioner wanting some good quality beef.

crazy stuff ... i've only ever seen some 1 steal a magazin from Wh Smith, dont no why since you can just stand there and read the magazine for free anway; there are some dumb people around.

and to be honest, all these shops should have security guards on the front doors anyway, its not up to people to point out to staff some jackass is putting tons of stuff in a big bag asits not worth putting yourself at risk, especially if u had ur kid with you.

and we wonder why society is heading downhill fast.

SO if you saw a burglar in a neighbours house, you'd ignore it cos the owner should have a security guard?
#28
RickT
muffin247
u shoulda dived on him and reprimanded him and you woulda been the towns hero!


I thought of that... but when looking at him he was the kind of guy you would not mess with, Drugy came to mind!


Judging someone by how they look is such a myth in the world it actually makes me want to scream in peoples faces, unless he is walking around with a syringe he is nothing.

Bodybuilding made me quite big, and before I'd possibly get trouble from someone drunk up town, after you have the muscle mass I basically had no trouble from anyone, I could walk into any bar or club and be a free person, so for me is worked the right way, a security way I guess.

But when someone is a theif, an attacker etc, never judge them by how they look, someone who is 5ft 6 and 170lb can be much more dangerous than someone who is 6ft 3 and 250lb of solid muscle. If you want to confront someone, just make sure you are confident in your own fighting skills and takedown techniques if need be, doesn't matter who is in front of you.
#29
lol in tk maxx, even their senior employees don't stop you if the alarm goes off. I know coz I saw this happen during the weekend, they were standing next to the entrance talking to each other and 4 young chaps triggered the alarm and the employees just looked and ignore them. lol
#30
I wonder what the actual cost of all shoplifting is to us, the shops have to pass on the cost to us and with a few members stating they wouldn't even report to staff, what other crimes will be next for ignoring?

I like the way they way they deal with shoplifters in Israel, I was in a supermarket in Haifa, and saw one of the guards withdraw his baton and approach the back of a guy, turns out his baton is a stun baton, he touched the guy with it and he dropped like a stone writhing about, as numerous packets of meat lay strewn around him.

On the way to the police van he fell over about half a dozen times, tricky them jewish steps lol
banned#31
korndevil666
jcaho7
i once saw an old guy,put a few packs of beef down his top at marks & spencer.... was going to report him , than i felt sorry for him , as i went around buying what i like, and he was doing that.


pensioner wanting some good quality beef.

crazy stuff ... i've only ever seen some 1 steal a magazin from Wh Smith, dont no why since you can just stand there and read the magazine for free anway; there are some dumb people around.

and to be honest, all these shops should have security guards on the front doors anyway, its not up to people to point out to staff some jackass is putting tons of stuff in a big bag asits not worth putting yourself at risk, especially if u had ur kid with you.


You will be happy for the prices to go up to cover this I take it?
banned#32
korndevil666
jcaho7
i once saw an old guy,put a few packs of beef down his top at marks & spencer.... was going to report him , than i felt sorry for him , as i went around buying what i like, and he was doing that.


pensioner wanting some good quality beef.

crazy stuff ... i've only ever seen some 1 steal a magazin from Wh Smith, dont no why since you can just stand there and read the magazine for free anway; there are some dumb people around.

and to be honest, all these shops should have security guards on the front doors anyway, its not up to people to point out to staff some jackass is putting tons of stuff in a big bag asits not worth putting yourself at risk, especially if u had ur kid with you.


You will be happy for the prices to go up to cover this I take it?

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