Deter Theft With This Common Gesture
Many times a shoplifter will pretend to be a customer by carrying shopping bags from other stores. The shoplifter appears to be out enjoying a day of shopping, while having a convenient place to stash stolen merchandise. Help deter shoplifting from this thief by offering to hold the extra bags behind the counter so her hands are free while they shop. A thief won't want to give up his stash bags while a true customer might be happy for the convenience. Just don't automatically assume that if a person declines the offer, she's automatically a shoplifter. Get more tips on reducing your chance of theft here.