What exactly defines a shoplifter? We see so many videos online of smash and grabs, large groups looting specialty stores, but what about your casual shoplifter? How do you identify the individual looking for an opportunity to steal?
Unfortunately, there is no singular way to identify a shoplifter. This is why we must pay attention to the red flags of shoplifting behavior. When shoplifters operate on their own, or in small teams, it’s imperative to have a watchful eye.
When we define shoplifting, it’s quite simple. A person enters a store, conceals merchandise (under clothing, in a bag, etc.) and exits the store without paying for the merchandise.