They call it shrinkage in the retail sales business. The rest of us call it shoplifting.
It’s costly and aggravating for many merchants who know dealing with shoplifting complaints is pretty low on the police’s list of priorities.
Toronto grocery store owner David Chen created legal tremors when he and some employees chased down a repeat shoplifter and trussed him up. But when the cops finally arrived, Chen was charged, too, with assault.
The case got international attention and ultimately ended with Chen being acquitted, and the Conservative government amending legislation to strengthen citizen’s arrest rules.
Now a convenience store chain in Hamilton, Ont., has raised eyebrows by posting photos of alleged shoplifters on its front windows.
The suspected thieves, supposedly caught by store surveillance cameras, presumably haveRead More »from Is publicly shaming shoplifters a real deterrent?