Guest: Matthew Dyball, MD of Lodge Security on the most common shoplifted goods in SA and the shoplifting patterns they’ve noticed.
It never fails to amaze me how inventive criminals can get when trying to steal something.
Some of you may have seen the pictures in the news lately of a shelf of baby formula locked behind a cupboard with a padlock in a Spar in Joburg – all due to formula being stolen a lot as some mothers struggle to feed their children. Some stores also don’t even put their stock (such as razors) on the shelf – if you want it, you have to ask for it yourself.
But what are some of the most shop-lifted items in the Western Cape? How do criminals decide to steal these? What type of crime prevention measures are stores allowed to take?