Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

What would you do if you saw someone stealing in a shop?

by Finy (follow)
Police (10)      Criminal (5)      Stealing (2)      Thief (2)     


stealing
Photo: David Castillo Dominici -www.freedigitalphotos.net


If you saw someone pocketing an item in a shop, what would you do?

Would you tell anyone?

Would you challenge the person?

Or would you simply ignore it?

#Stealing
#Thief
#Police
#Criminal
I like this Question - 11
Ask and answer questions for a share of ad revenue - click here
[ Submit an Answer ]
Top Answers
What I have always done.
Tell a store person.
I would let staff know. I wouldn't want to get involved directly. Probably the staff won't either and will just call security or the police to deal with it. One place I worked someone confronted a thief and was stabbed with a syringe. She then got to spend the next 6 months waiting to see if her blood tests came back okay. Not worth it.
I'd tell a member of staff.
In a hurry and/or if the person if mean looking - do nothing.
If otherwise - I would approach the shop manager discreetly and tell them.
I don't think I could confront them. Who knows how they might respond. I would be likely to tell a storeperson though.
by Vee
I wouldn't confront them directly as they could just say they had popped the item in their bag on the way to the cash register and had intended to pay. I would let a staff member know to keep an eye on them. I don't think they can do anything until someone actually leaves the store with unpaid for goods anyway.
I'm not sure what I would do, as I would be a bit worried about getting bashed.
When I was recently working at a shopping centre, a shop assistant saw someone take something and phoned Security.
They got the person, and that night the girl was bashed in the car park -obviously by friends who hung around the rest of the day.

That turned me off telling anyone.
I have also been in the situation in the same shopping centre while serving at an Op Shop as a volunteer, that a lady brazenly picked up some jewellery and dropped it in her pocket. I started to say something and looked at her, and shut my mouth -she was about twice the size of me, and we had been told not to "challenge" anyone stealing!
by Finy
I have approached persons(usually school girls) and told them that I just noticed them drop makeup into their pockets/bag. I told them that if I noticed them do it, then security probably have too. Told them they should put the items back, leave the store and have a think.
Mind you, I have asked to see the manager in some shops, and in particular at Christmas time, when I have had to wait so long to get served. I said to one manager that I was very tempted to just walk out of the store(with the goods I wanted to purchase).I thought by me saying that to him, that he would drop everything and serve me himself - but he didn't. Was a time where extra staff would be hired over the Christmas period (naturally very junior staff and very temporary). Some times I think the shops deserve to lose their stock to shoplifters. Bad managers everywhere.
by fran.
Would tell nearest staff member, who'd call security.
In this day & age, definitely would NOT approach alleged thief!
REPORT THEM AS LONG AS IT WASN'T SOMEONE I KNOW
So . . . somebody you know gets off scot free? ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶
by Rice
Look them in the eye and call for security.
by Rice
More Questions by Finy
view all questions by Finy
Articles by Finy on Other Hubs
ID: 14799
Trending Questions
by Vee
11 answers
Categories
Health (505)
Life (381)
Parenting (214)
Beauty (139)
Food (612)
Travel (240)
Money (147)
Fitness (60)
Career (58)
Lifestyle (334)
Family (307)
Fun (275)
Children (250)
Home (185)
Shopping (181)
Personal (176)
Cooking (165)
Fashion (137)
Christmas (127)
Animals (113)
Kids (112)
Wellbeing (112)
Social (107)
Work (102)
Sleep (87)
Holiday (87)
Ethics (85)
Love (84)
Clothes (80)
Music (76)
Hobbies (76)
Body (69)
Fruit (65)
Friends (64)
Silly (62)
Advice (62)
Reading (62)
Car (54)
Books (54)
Healthy (53)
Nature (53)
Movies (53)
Hair (53)
Women (53)
School (51)
Gifts (51)
Safety (51)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version