Will police track me down for shoplifting?
Glenn A Allen.
Can they track you down, sure.
They can find out who the car belongs to and see who was driving it at the time and match it up to any surveillance footage from the store.
That’s a lot of work for a shoplifting, but they can certainly pursue it if they….
Do stores know if you steal?
Retail department and grocery operations make extensive use of camera systems and store such images for years. While such systems can be used for real time apprehensions of those stealing from the store they generally are not watched by LP/AP.
How often do people get caught stealing?
Police and merchant data shows that shoplifters are caught an average of only once every 48 times they commit an act of thievery. 28. When they are caught, stores and retailers contact the police and have shoplifters arrested approximately 50% of the time.
Why you should not shoplift?
There are two primary reasons not to shoplift: It’s morally wrong to steal. Taking something which doesn’t belong to you is just plain wrong. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly in many people’s minds is the fact that you can get in trouble with the law. I have a strong working conscience.
What happens if a minor shoplifts?
It depends. The Juvenile Court penalizes minors charged with shoplifting in a variety of ways depending on the circumstances. For example, if you don’t have a criminal record and this is your first time shoplifting, the court may release you to your parents or legal guardians after a stern warning.
What is a professional shoplifter?
The professional shoplifter dresses, talks and acts so he doesn’t attract attention or arouse suspicion. He is usually interested in a small, high-value items for which there is an easy resale market. The professional shoplifter is likely to be very cautious. Generally the professional steals for a living.