Stores should do more to prevent shoplifting

I shop at Safeway almost daily. At least once a week, I see someone steal merchandise from the store. Sometimes they will load up one of the hand-carry baskets, fill it up and walk out the door. Today, I saw someone steal a four-pack of Starbucks drinks, and a large container of chocolate chip cookies from the bakery. A store person said to them as they were walking out, “Hey, you want to pay for that?” He kept walking, and she looked at me and said, “Guess not.”

Why can’t something more be done about this? Maybe do like Costco does, check receipts as people walk out of the door, no receipt, no groceries leave the store.

We as paying customers end up pay for these groceries that are stolen. I would much rather Safeway hire someone at the door to check receipts, and pay them, than pay for all the groceries that are stolen from the store. It isn’t right that paying customers have to pay for these stolen groceries that someone gets for free.

Debbie Gailis


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