How this shit works:
They bring a bag
They all communicate together (sometimes through phones, sometimes through codes)
One goes inside a fitting room to "try something on"
Accomplice passes the bag inside,
Accomplice passes all the goods.
Shoplifter puts it in shopping bag, then just bounces.
Some stores dont have the sensor "tags", but a very good shoplifter has tools for this.
There is nothing a pro-shoplifter can't untag.
The only really legit way to bust a shoplifter is:
*random bag checking (at the door), this doesnt happen too much though, since employees have much better shit to do.
*camera sees the accomplice passing shit to the lifter. (remember, the lifter puts bags the merchandise in the fitting room, and for them to say that they have video evidence, and it shows the lifter in the room is gonna violate privacy laws for the store)
*or if the lifter messes up, forgets to untag a merchandise. (remember, a professional lifter could steal up to 1000$ worth of merchandise per store visit)
The art of shoplifting is a very risky business to be in. To excel in it, someone needs:
*excellent accomplice coordination,
*be able to analyze what the employees are thinking just by their body movements.
*be able to know what tools works for what tags
*be able to know the ins and out of a particular store (such as where most employees would be, where they usuall...