Grand larcenies up 80%, stores lock up toothpaste, shampoo – Food may be next

Store Looting New York

Revelations 18:23:’For the merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’

Important Takeaways:

  • NYC grocery stores consider locking up food due to rampant theft; workers are ‘traumatized’
  • With grand larcenies up 80%, grocery store owners have banded together to form the Collective Action to Protect our Stores in an attempt to fight back against thieves and government inaction.
  • Shampoo, toothpaste, and razor blades are all items that grocery stores have increasingly started locking behind counters. Soon, that list might include food.
  • “People have no fear of coming to your store and stealing,” said Nelson Eusebio of the National Supermarket Association.
  • Over 4,000 grocery stores calling for prosecutors to set bail for repeat thieves and to make assaults on retail workers a Class D felony.

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