Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday shopping

Here’s a list of the goods stolen by shoplifters over the weekend:

BLK FLIRT MAKEUP 12.00
SIL CANDIES HEART KEY CHAIN 14.00
MISC SO HEAD BANDS 8.00
SILV PLUMB WORK LIQUID CONNECTOR 3.66
SILV PLUMB WORKS WATER SAVER SHOWER HEAD 3.47
BOTTLE OF BRANDY (CHRISTIAN BROTHERS) 10.49
SKYY BOTTLE OF VODKA 20.79
RED BULL CAN OF 'ENERGY' DRINK 1.99
CRUZAN BOTTLE OF COCONUT RUM 11.99
ABSOLUT BOTTLE OF VODKA 19.99
CAPT. MORGAN BOTTLE OF 'ORIGINAL' SPICED RUM 15.99
SILVER METAL EARRINGS 7.99
1.75 ML BOTTLE JOSE CUERVO MIXER 17.99
QUATTRO MEN'S RAZOR'S 10.99
WHI EXACT EYELASH MASCARA 5.99
VENTURER LCD 15 IN TV 131.37
BLUERAY DVD BLADE RUNNER 32.99
BLUERAY DVD HANCOCK 29.99
BLUERAY DVD STARTREK 19.99
UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF MEAT
1.75 ML BOTTLE OF CAPTAIN MORGAN RUM 29.99

So far in 2009 (as of 12-13) there have been 1,680 shoplifting cases reported to LPD. Here is the number during the same time period (January 1 through December 13) for each year in this decade:

2008: 1,580
2007: 1,613
2006: 1,395
2005: 1,493
2004: 1,489
2003: 1,495
2002: 1,541
2001: 1,620
2000: 1,465

7 comments:

JIM J said...

What percent of the "early Christmas lifters" have money in pocket to pay for the gifts?
Are the alcohol products lifted by minors more often, or adults?

Tom Casady said...

Jim J-

In my experience, shoplifters almost always have money to buy the goods they are stealing.

This weekend, all the liquor was stolen by people over the age of 21.

Anonymous said...

Most shoplifting isn't about the need with lack of money. It is the thrill of not getting caught. I've never in my 17yrs arrested a shoplifter that was stealing food for his family because he was hungry without funds.

Anonymous said...

When it comes to shoplifting groceries, I've noticed that they rarely boost low-priced staple foods either, nothing like 70% lean ground beef, whole fryers, store-brand boxed mac & cheese, canned beans, bags of potatoes, bags of rice, and so forth. The kind of stuff I lived on in my younger days when my wallet was pretty thin. No, it's usually good steaks, crab legs, etc etc etc.

Anonymous said...

12:39
If your gonna steal groceries, why would you steal the cheap stuff. It's all the same penalty until you reach that felony amount.
If I was stealing food, you bet I would be goin after the good stuff.

ARRRRG!!!! said...

The Captain remains popular.

Grundle King said...

"If your gonna steal groceries, why would you steal the cheap stuff. It's all the same penalty until you reach that felony amount."

Because, you can get a whole lot more groceries before you get to felony-level.