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  • #968506

    Censored.wsb
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    At QFC again today as shoplifter just walks out, 2 employees watch, I asked and they said he comes in every few days and just walks out with stuff, this time he even had a large bundle of toliet paper. not trying to hide anything.
    employee said that we don’t try to stop them.
    What is this society coming to?
    We pay more for our groceries because QFC is afraid to stop a shoplifter, they might get sued.

    #968521

    aa
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    It seems a leap to assume the reason they don’t stop the shoplifters is because QFC is afraid of being sued. Do you know that to be true?
    My assumption would be more as a safety measure for their employees. That it’s not worth the trouble to stop someone who may be mentally ill and could potential harm them.
    Whatever the reason it’s a bummer.

    #968539

    Graciano
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    It’s just easier to make the paying customers… pay for the loss.

    #968594

    loady
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    #968595

    mark47n
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    The solution to protecting your pocketbook, Cam, is to shop somewhere else if you don’t like the stores policies.

    #968602

    melissa
    Participant

    Or perhaps, in this gun-crazy society, QFC is afraid of endangering its employees by having them chase after possibly desperate, possibly armed people.

    #968615

    WSB
    Keymaster

    You might think differently if you for example read the police report of what happened to two Roxbury Safeway employees who tried to stop shoplifters; I happened onto while researching this

    CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: 2 robbery suspects charged

    It wasn’t the main subject of that story so I summarized. But the detailed narrative was rather vivid. Head slammed into concrete by one shoplifter-turned-robber as other pulled gun, etc.

    And those were teenagers. Perhaps the solution will eventually be technological so no one has to risk life and limb – if your items aren’t paid for, an invisible field stops you from leaving the store? I’m no inventor so don’t ask me how that would work.

    #968655

    Censored.wsb
    Participant

    Shopping elsewhere Is not an answer, the problem is everywhere. some thief’s go from store to store, its happing right under your nose, open your eyes.
    One solution is a Police task force, that visits different stores and targets repeat offenders. 6 months in jail not a slap on the hand.
    Last week I watched as a shoplifter who got chased outside a store picked up a bundle of firewood and threatened a clerk and then threatened to cause and I quote “destruction in the store”
    They had her ID but nothing was ever done.
    We need a shoplifter task force .(I think its already being used)

    #968684

    SDS
    Participant

    We were shopping in Burien at the Safeway on 1st & 148th and saw a man and woman shoplifting and as they were walking out with a whole load of things I yelled out to them “why don’t you get a job and pay for your food like everyone else” the woman turned and looked at me and gave me the dirtiest look. Felt good to say but they won’t stop because no one stops them.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by SDS.
    #968717

    bertha
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    Many retailers share information with a nationwide task force that builds cases against repeat shoplifters, not only at one store but all stores working with the task force (if they steal at Marshall’s and then hit QFC the dollar amounts will be combined). By combining all thefts a person can then be charged with a felony rather than a misdemeanor. Kroger/QFC has cameras in every aisle recording everything.

    #969622

    Alexandra664
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    My assumption would be more as a safety measure for their employees. That it’s not worth the trouble to stop someone who may be mentally ill and could potential harm them. mybkexperience

    #1018762

    Chuck Jacobs
    Participant

    Until and unless we adequately fund the police and demand that prosecutors do their jobs, this will only get worse. This is the reason Walgreens is closing practically all their stores in San Francisco.

    #1018793

    Michael Waldo
    Participant

    A while back I was in Riteaid. The two ladies in front yelled “he is back and grabbing liquor bottles”. Being 6foot two and big, I stood in his way blocking his exit. He pulled out a long knife and said, let me through. I let him through. I wished I knew martial arts, I would have liked to take done the punk.But that is why employees just let them go. It could of been a gun.

    #1019807

    cheeseWS777
    Participant

    Offer these guys jobs as security. They obviously would be on top of what they need to look out for and then they wouldnt have to steel anymore. They would probly accept min wage

    #1019951

    Chuck Jacobs
    Participant

    Cheese, I know you’re joking about hiring criminals as security. Let’s say you were considering taking a job where it’s your responsibility to discourage theft. The policies you work under don’t allow you to take any action to prevent theft, just observe and report. You will earn $15/hour to stand around in an ill fitting uniform. About half of that is taken in taxes. On the other hand, if you remain a criminal, you can spend 10 minutes stealing a $100 item and fence it for $10 or trade for drugs. There’s almost no chance you’ll get caught. If caught, you won’t be arrested. If arrested, you won’t be charged, tried, convicted, sentenced, etc. This is all assuming that you have moral reservations about theft as a profession.

    #1019992

    cheeseWS777
    Participant

    So the option to change up shouldnt be there to prevent theft instead of creating more of it? And that the garunteed small paycheck is better then the unguarunteed small paycheck?

    #1019994

    cheeseWS777
    Participant

    *isnt

    #1020000

    cheeseWS777
    Participant

    And yes i was joking…
    But only because nothing likebthe sort could ever happen because all of you need the people who would want to make a change to stay the same or else you would have nothing to complain about on the internet and your jails wouldnt make any money off these people

    #1022415

    Greystreet
    Participant

    Last Sunday evening my partner and I were leaving the Roxbury Safeway after we paid for our bags of groceries and two younger gentlemen came from the aisles with 3 baskets overflowing with food/items, one of them clicked his heels as he jumped off the curb, they got into a large SUV and drove off…so if they can afford gas for that SUV they can’t afford groceries? It’s incredibly frustrating

    #1022487

    aa
    Participant

    I believe Greystreet is both making assumptions, and trying to apply reason when there is none. You have no idea if they pay for gas, or even if the car is theirs. Maybe it was stolen, maybe it’s a family members and someone else purchased the gas. And you are trying to make sense of the behavior of criminals. There is no logic, it kind of sounds like your jealous. How come they get to do that and I can’t?

    #1022899

    Greystreet
    Participant

    AA let’s be very clear here, I wasn’t “trying to make sense of their behavior” that’s just nonsense and really? I’m jealous? What tangled webs you are seemingly try to weave

    Typical west seattle blog fodder ::eyeroll emoji::

    #1023097

    aa
    Participant

    Well, you posed a question about their behavior. I took it to mean you were trying to understand. Maybe we just need to call you a wambulance!

    #1023314

    GAnative
    Participant

    I work in retail (none of the stores mentioned here) and have been told that all I can do is follow them around the store and talk to them; I can’t touch them as I could be sued for assault. And not to put myself in harms way. The store shares information and pictures with it’s other locations but when you see hundreds of people a day are you really going to recognize a shoplifter from a grainy security camera picture with the person wearing a coat, hat, mask, etc.

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    alenmorgan
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    #1031512

    2 Much Whine
    Participant

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