User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


52° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Stores Work To Prevent Shoplifting

November 19, 2012, 6:00 PM by Peggy Moyer

Stores Work To Prevent Shoplifting
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The holiday shopping season can bring a spike in shoplifting calls at Sioux Falls stores. Over the weekend, there were 13 shoplifting reports from area stores.

So as the holiday season gears up, Lewis Drug stores are using technology to protect its business.

As the Lewis Drug Stores deck the aisles with Christmas décor and all kinds of gifts to fulfill every shopper’s wish list, you'll likely never to see Herb Rosin. He sits behind the scenes, possibly watching you.

"Almost half our cameras rotate and move around so we're able to cross over into different sections and monitor people as they move from place to place," Lewis' senior loss prevention manager Herb Rosin said.

Lewis Drug uses a 36-camera security system to help prevent shoplifting. It's some of the newest technology on the market.  The cameras can zoom in on specific products and then be moved with a joy-stick to follow someone who has been spotted shoplifting items.

In addition to using the security system to protect the store from shoplifting, it’s also used to protect shoppers and their personal belongings.

"We'll also watch for people taking purses out of carts or taking things out of purses," Rosin said.

Sioux Falls police officer Sam Clemens says many times, shoplifters are taking items from the store and other customers because they believe no one is watching.

"It's a crime of opportunity that somebody walks by, sees a purse that is unattended, they reach in and grab some cash or they grab the wallet and they keep going. They don't even have to grab the whole purse," Clemens said.

Rosin says it's store policy to prosecute all shoplifters and he advises everyone to remember one thing.

"Beware that there are eyes in the sky all the time," Rosin said.

Lewis Drug also has a special security system focused on check-out lanes so anyone using a stolen credit card or committing check fraud can be identified later for police.

For the few areas in the store where cameras don't reach, Lewis has employees in street clothes monitoring those aisles and products.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View business

You may also like

Bear Shatters Glass Wall At Minnesota Zoo

7/6/2015 2:50 PM

A grizzly bear at the Minnesota Zoo repeatedly slammed a 50-pound rock into the glass wall of its enclosure, cracking the thick pane separating the be...

Full Story
Presidential Proposal Would Expand Overtime Pay

6/30/2015 7:08 AM

Obama is unveiling a proposal to require overtime pay for workers who earn up to $970 per week, up from the current $455 threshold.

Full Story
New Laws Bring Changes To Commercial Driver's Licenses

7/1/2015 6:52 AM

The new regulations raise the minimum age to apply for a commercial driver's license from 16 to 18.

Full Story
Don't Twist That Oreo: Cookie Gets Skinny, 'Sophisticated'

7/6/2015 10:06 AM

Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be t...

Full Story
Starbucks: Prices For Some Drinks To Go Up By 5 To 20 Cents

7/6/2015 2:06 PM

Starbucks says it's hiking prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks.

Full Story


Events