Shoplifting a problem in San Francisco Walgreens.

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MrSquished

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The financial wizards that stole hundreds of millions during the sub prime crisis. Pretty sure they didn't even get slaps on the wrists.

Those guys should be serving ten year prison sentences.

So people that steal a couple hundred bucks worth of stuff should be less, let's say.
 

BudAshes

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Soon this stuff will be behind the pharmacy counter next to the Sudafed.

People suck. :confused:
In Germany pretty much everything requires a prescription which aren't that easy to get. Sucks, but they also have a lot less addicts...
 
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BUTCH1

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Yes this is a problem at our Dollar General stores too, they go in steal a ton of stuff then put it up on facebook yardsale sites. Sister in law just stopped one couple days ago. Had the woman hauled off by the police. Woman couldn't explain why she was stealing.
Our Dollar General now keeps Imodium AD behind the counter, they were being stolen like mad, I read that because it's some sort of low level opiate idiots take 10X the recommended dose to either get a buzz or stave off withdrawals. Must be fun trying to shit out concrete mix for the next two days, hope they don't close DG, it's convenient and cheap.
 

BUTCH1

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Actually -
The closures will bring to 22 the number of Walgreens stores closed in San Francisco in the past five years.
Roughly 50 will remain open once these next 5 are closed.

They are not closing due to OTC meds being used for illicit purposes - They are closing due to rampant theft and these folks selling the goods to some dude for 20% of retail and it ending up at the Swapmeet.

More on the rampant retail theft:
So THAT'S the response from the "security guard", I'd drag that punk off the bike and swift-kick him right in the nuts, WTF are you paying this person for if they can't protect the merch?.
 

highland145

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So THAT'S the response from the "security guard", I'd drag that punk off the bike and swift-kick him right in the nuts, WTF are you paying this person for if they can't protect the merch?.
And you get locked up.

Cool.

This is San Fran.
 

Starbuck1975

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At least I'd be left with a modicum of pride that I didn't turn into a jellyfish as a F-ing thug rode past with a trash-bag full of merch.
No amount of merch is worth risking your life over, especially for what security guards get paid, and there is no point to apprehending someone for theft when you have DAs enabling the behavior.
 
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No amount of merch is worth risking your life over, especially for what security guards get paid, and there is no point to apprehending someone for theft when you have DAs enabling the behavior.
Agreed, I have never known a retailer to want anyone confronted inside the property by an employee or guard or even a cop. These people are solely there as a viable deterrence.
Solution is always either more staff and/or shorter hours (to condense staff) or smaller foot print or simply close and move somewhere else.
 

WelshBloke

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No amount of merch is worth risking your life over, especially for what security guards get paid, and there is no point to apprehending someone for theft when you have DAs enabling the behavior.
Is there any point in employing security guards if they are just going to let people walk out after filling a bin bag though?
 
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Starbuck1975

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Is there any point in employing security guards if they are just going to let people walk out after filling a bin bag though?
Fair point, although the escalation to lethal responses for things like shoplifting is how we got to this point. The pendulum has now swung towards anarchy, which will of course cause things to swing back to where we started.
 
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brianmanahan

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Fair point, although the escalation to lethal responses for things like shoplifting is how we got to this point. The pendulum has now swung towards anarchy, which will of course cause things to swing back to where we started.
maybe we'll swing back to the "bloody code" of the 1600s/1700s where they would hang kids and adults for lots of stuff, including stealing anything worth more than 12 pence (about 10$ today)

you could even get the death penalty for bankruptcy, though it sounds like they'd usually just put you in the stocks for that

george savile said it best:

"men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen."
 
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