Local shoplifters be warned
Childers business owners and managers are making a stand against store crime ...
WITHIN the first five days of trade and opening the doors to the public, a shoplifter has upset Raw Earth Foods owner John Wolfe.
Mr Wolfe said it was disappointing to witness but the offender was caught on camera.
“I am hoping the shoplifter isn’t a local,” Mr Wolfe said.“I don’t want to name or shame but I won’t stand for it.”
Another retailer, who spoke to Isis Town and Country but asked to remain anonymous, said she had seen photos and comments on social media of young teens boasting about what they stole before school.
“Shoplifting costs business thousands of dollars each year and it would be great to be name and shame offenders,” she said.
Junior retail assistants were being intimidated by aggressive and unruly behaviour from customers visiting the stores.
Shoplifting was a criminal offence and retailers in Childers were installing more CCTV to protect goods and to catch offenders.
Mr Wolfe said he understeed financial struggles but there was no need for shoplifting.
“I am of the understanding some stores have taken it upon themselves to ban people from their stores,”
“It’s not good for business, and it’s not good for small business,” he said.