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OT: Home Depot robbed (by J [FL]) Nov 28, 2021 9:09 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by NE [PA]) Nov 28, 2021 9:11 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by Richard [MI]) Nov 28, 2021 9:23 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 28, 2021 9:45 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by LisaFL [FL]) Nov 28, 2021 9:57 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by Smokowna [MD]) Nov 28, 2021 10:13 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by Alan [CA]) Nov 28, 2021 10:26 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 28, 2021 10:38 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by J [FL]) Nov 28, 2021 10:45 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by Dave [MO]) Nov 28, 2021 10:54 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by DJ [VA]) Nov 28, 2021 11:28 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 28, 2021 11:29 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by Deanna [TX]) Nov 28, 2021 3:01 PM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by myob [GA]) Nov 28, 2021 3:31 PM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 28, 2021 4:38 PM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by Wilma [PA]) Nov 28, 2021 5:32 PM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by #22 [MO]) Nov 28, 2021 6:29 PM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by melinda [MD]) Nov 28, 2021 8:19 PM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by Deanna [TX]) Nov 28, 2021 9:13 PM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by Scott [IN]) Nov 28, 2021 10:35 PM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 28, 2021 11:03 PM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 28, 2021 11:36 PM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by myob [GA]) Nov 29, 2021 7:54 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by J [FL]) Nov 29, 2021 8:45 AM
       OT: Home Depot robbed (by Jerry [NC]) Nov 29, 2021 11:15 AM

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OT: Home Depot robbed (by J [FL]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 9:09 AM
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Not just happening at luxury stores anymore....20 people with ski masks storm a Home Depot in LA yesterday and steal everything they can get their hands on.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 9:11 AM
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America needs more Kyles. --174.198.xx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 9:23 AM
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Once the stores wise up and make it difficult for this to happen, these people will move to the rich neighborhoods, breaking in and stripping houses, kidnapping, and so on. Of course the wealthy people realized this long ago and that's why they have walled communities, guards, panic rooms and so on.

I predict that the stores will start going online more and end the practice of having anything of value displayed. Tell me anyone, when was the last time you heard of a pack of thugs looting an Amazon warehouse like we keep hearing daily about retail stores. I think the concept of retail shopping is going to disappear except maybe very small stores and even these will have secured areas.

--75.7.xx.xx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 9:45 AM
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I have a female friend that works for a grocery chain store as a cashier and shelf stocker in Los Angeles. She saw someone steel an expensive wine bottle that dashed out of the store. So she went after the shop lifter, and ended up being a chase. After half a mile the robber clasped. My friend was able to get the shop lifter to hand over the bottle of wine.

She than tried the police but anything under $950 is only a mister miner and not actionable anymore by the police since anyone who breaks a low lever law would only be processed then released anyways.

My friend with the wine in hand walked back to the store and told her boss. It was decided that since the employee didn't touch the thief, she wouldn't be fired. But to teach her a less on protocol, she was demoted and sent to another store. --47.155.xx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 9:57 AM
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I caught someone stealing at a grocery store once too and reported it to the manager. I was told it happens all the time and there isnt anything they can do about it. Just flabbergasted. So we all pay higher prices because they are allowed to get away with?

This is where apathy get us. The criminals win and we all get to pay for it.

--75.89.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 10:13 AM
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Interesting....I didn't realize it was this bad.

All the while I thought people just got away with stealing rent from landlords.

--96.241.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by Alan [CA]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 10:26 AM
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Lax laws and lax enforcement encourage this behavior. --71.198.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 10:38 AM
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They should have been shot. They wouldn't do it again if they are six feet under.

NE, who are you referring too?

--73.120.xx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by J [FL]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 10:45 AM
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6x6 he's talking about Kyle Rittenhouse. --172.58.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 10:54 AM
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Richard, I believe you are correct on big box stores moving to online only, and this thieving behavior will move into the wealthy suburbs. There is an attack on wealth in the USA.

CVS is closing 21 stores in San Francisco.

Here, Walgreen employees are not allowed to apprehend a store thief. They still liquor. Its funny to see what Walgreens has under lock and key, condoms and much more. Any type of protection.

Pro, 2nd Amendment right. --66.76.xxx.xx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 11:28 AM
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It's crazy alright.

Even when I worked as an armed security officer in stores, I was not allowed to stop or even speak to someone who was robbing them.

How crazy is that!? Hire security and don't let them do anything? I guess they thought they would be scared off by a uniform?

All I could do was report it to management who (I suppose) would review video footage to try to ID them for future reference. --68.229.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 11:29 AM
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Thank you J.

I once had someone try to steal my trailer I had. They don't seem to come back when that cold black piece of steel spits at them. --73.120.xx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 3:01 PM
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Sometime last year, I was in the checkout lane at Lowes, waiting my turn. All of a sudden, a guy races past out the big door, carrying some sort of case with a large power tool in it. I felt bad for being so slow to react and not noticing him when he was actually close to me--- and I didn't try to charge after him, since I figured Lowes had their own protocols for dealing with that kind of thing, and I'm not exactly superpowered.

I asked the cashiers about it when it was my turn. (There was a guy and a girl who were both helping the person ahead of me with something complicated.) They mentioned they had spotted him when he was still quite the distance aways, but they weren't (able) (allowed) to do anything about it.

I didn't pry into it too much after that. But it was really bizarre (and sad and disappointing and distressing) to see it happening in real life. --137.118.xx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 3:31 PM
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for those of you not familiar with laws.

DON'T EVER CHASE SOEMONE.. That's right unless your in law enforcement you are in the wrong.

Wine bottle theft-- are you crazy?

Folks follow the case here in GA of the 3 men who went after someone-- you JUST can't do it. These 3 all found guilty over what a guy stealing (if he was even stealing) a piece of plywood? The kid in WI-- had to protect himself. Not discussing whether or not he should have been there or not. You protect your life or others when threatened!!!!!

I am 100% pro second amendment. I have not been deputized. There is a big/huge difference.

You call the authority's-- this citizens arrest is BS.

Never pull out a weapon unless you intent on using it to protect life. --99.103.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 4:38 PM
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I agree myob but if someone is in my driveway, on my property, with a pair of bolt cutters to steal my trailer, I am not going to stand there and watch them steal it. --73.120.xx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 5:32 PM
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My hubby is considering getting one if those pepper ball launchers. They are not considered weapons, so you can carry them. I'm thinking that arming staff close to store exits with those launchers might be an answer. --96.227.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 6:29 PM
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Been going on for years. No consequences, no responsibility ... its filthy out there --174.209.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 8:19 PM
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A former high school student of mine worked at Lowes years ago. He told us that the employees are not allowed to chase or pursue anyone that they witness stealing. He told us that right after he saw a man walk out of the garden center with a vacuum cleaner. --24.233.xxx.xx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 9:13 PM
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I had a rolly-cart full of lumber right in his path. It wouldn't have stopped him, but I wouldn't have minded turning it about 90 degrees and letting him bump into it on his way past. ;) But alas, I had no clue. :) --137.118.xx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 10:35 PM
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Last time I saw stats on this, retail employees steal more than shoplifters. That fact doesn't seem to make it on the nightly news though. --107.141.xx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 11:03 PM
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Hmmm...a group of people not paying for expensive things...sounds like a govt program to me -Eviction Moratorium!

If I had a store Id put a panic button at every register that would instantly lock all doors. Theyd be stuck inside.

Maybe an airlock triggered shut by a theft tag.

Son#1 worked Loss Prevention for a dept store and for Lowes. Trained to NOT chase or touch for liability issues and their own safety. Fired if you do.

They reviewed video to watch someone walk a $2000 fridge out the door with the Lowes appliance handcart.

Wonder if they asked a Loader to help get it into the truck? Lowes Tool World used to be walled off with a single entrance to slow theft.

Maybe like the cellphone store, the tools will be dummies and you get tje real one from a cage after paying.

All the videos online have trained new thieves so this is the New Normal.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2021 11:36 PM
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To contain LL losses we

-workers supply their own tools. They tend to keep them safe.

-no tools, ladders, or chargers left overnight. Thieves will tear up my new $500 door to steal a 99 cent Big Lots screwdriver.

-supplies are only brought in as needed, and stored in closets or bedrooms with the windows covered - outta sight

-AC condensers are surrounded by 6 foot high privacy fencing.

-Uponor pex = no copper pipes to steal

-using SimpliSafe systems at rehab projects.

-maint super likes to leave a radio playing in the empty house

-appliances are the last to go in

-AC condensers are not installed until the flip is sold.

-NO ONE gets my home address other than my maint super.

They might smash but there is nothing to grab.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Nov 29, 2021 7:54 AM
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6x6 you can go out and have your bolt cutters at the ready-- if the person doesn't threaten you with bodily harm-- you can't kill them for bolt cutters.

Here in GA if a women is confronted by a man-- she can shoot him if he comes toward her. A man on man dispute -- can't do it. You can protect yourself but killing someone that's not trying to kill you is a whole other ball of wax.

6 bye-- to be clear-- if the guy with bolt cutters comes at you with them-- game over for bolt cutter man.

Many stores have the same policy. We don't allow thieves to be chased. Lock them in with the customers? Why so they can pull out a gin and shoot the customers locked in the store?

Our local H-depot called the sheriff on persons stealing from the store- sheriff chased them down and brought them back to the store for ID's. The store refused to prosecute-- the sheriff told them don't call us again.

Bottom line: sheriffs men put their iives in harms way for the store and customers-- and what did the store do--NOTHING.

--99.103.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by J [FL]) Posted on: Nov 29, 2021 8:45 AM
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I worked at a store as a teenager and some employees would chase the shoplifters. And the manager would take action if they thought someone still in the store was stealing or trying to steal. But that was in the '80s and a lot has changed since then. Probably too much liability for stores to have employees chasing people, if something goes wrong. --72.188.xxx.xxx




OT: Home Depot robbed (by Jerry [NC]) Posted on: Nov 29, 2021 11:15 AM
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Lowes and a number of other big box stores are only consignment shops! Mr. Lowes and Mr. Walmart don't own the inventory in their stores.

The merchandise is owned by the individual vendors who receive their money only when or IF the items are sold.

Therefore, there is no incentive to risk life and limb to stop a shoplifter. The store gets paid for the merchandise regardless and the vendors take the loss. --99.150.xxx.xxx



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