A WALMART employee has warned that shoppers who try to steal goods will be caught.
The supermarket worker said employees remember the faces of suspected shoplifters.
Richard Wisener (@manofmanycolors) warned that employees “remember” the face of a shopper trying to steal.
He said employees note the times when suspected shoplifters leave the business to their asset protection manager.
Richard said, “Our AP manager will be on the lookout for you next time.”
He warned that suspected shoplifters will be stopped by the AP manager the next time they enter the store.
Richard said there was a chance the police would be called.
He warned: “Just stop stealing people. We know who you are.”
Current and former Walmart employees have given strong warnings to suspected shoplifters.
In another TikTok video, former Walmart employee Athenia (@obey the goddess) said the cameras in the store, which rotate 360 degrees, are powerful.
She said the cameras could zoom in enough to read extremely small prints.
She claimed the cameras could read the date on the front of a newspaper.
Athenia said she was shown the store’s security room during her training and found that bosses “were trying to make it clear” that they would catch suspected shoplifters.
The former supermarket worker also warned that employees can stop a shopper’s self-checkout machine if they suspect strange behavior.
She revealed an error message popped up on the screen and it seemed like there was a problem with the machine.
Customers have no choice but to ask a nearby employee for help.
The employees then offer to take her to a busy checkout and apologize for the “broken” machine.
In 2015, Walmart executives warned that the company loses about $3 billion annually to retail theft Reuters.
Retail theft costs retailers nearly $100 billion National Retail Association.
David Johnston, NRF’s vice president of asset protection and retail, warned that stolen items are not intended for personal use and that widespread shoplifting is disrupting customers’ shopping experience.
The NRF said curbing retail theft is not “just a retail issue” and requires a “community approach” to address it.
Retailers like Whole Foods have closed their flagship store in San Francisco and Nordstrom’s department store in the city’s Westfield Mall is scheduled to close by the end of August due to a crime spate.