It has become increasingly common that liquor bottles are a major target for organized crime rings. Because they are easily resold, and can fetch a good price during the resale, more crime rings are coming out of the woodwork. Bottle locks are essential in preventing these theft rings from making a target out of your store.
Larger grocery stores and liquor chain retailers have significantly better financial resources to combat organized crime rings with law enforcement tasks forces. They are able to wait out the lengthy investigations, and can afford the massive shrink implications to ensure the task force is successful at putting a stop to the buyers of the stolen liquor. By stopping the buyers, the shoplifters have nowhere to sell the stolen liquor. When the shoplifters can’t make a profit, they have no incentive to steal the liquor in the first place.
Unfortunately, when small business owners face massive losses of liquor at the hands of these same criminal rings, waiting for law enforcement to carry out and complete their investigation could potentially bankrupt the business.
The process is pretty simple. A task force sets up surveillance in a shop. They wait for the thieves to steal the liquor bottles, and then they are followed. The hope is that the shoplifters lead them directly to the buyers. It will take several thefts and buys to establish a pattern. In the mean time, the business is out all of the liquor being stolen. In some cases, that liquor is held as evidence until the trial is completed. That could be several months, or even a few years away.
While the end result is a more permanent stop to the theft, can you afford to wait that long to recover your merchandise?
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase EASy Bottle bottle locks by Alpha Security and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.
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