Thursday, August 27, 2009

that's just great...

On Tuesday the store I work at was robbed. LOVELY.

A man came in, pretended he wanted to get a job, asked for an application, brought it back in, asked some questions about the product, and then proceeded to do a "grab and run", he grabbed 8 bags - totaling over $3K in losses.

As he was running out to his get-away car a customer in the parking lot took a picture of the car's license plate. The woman who was driving is being cooperative with police, so hopefully this slime ball will be caught sooner than later.

He was spotted in another one of our locations 45 minutes away from our store in Vacaville yesterday, looking at the same items he took from our store. The associates from the other store were all over him like white on rice, so he got spooked and left.

Turns out after confirming everything on video, this same guy robbed the Vacaville store on 8/3, and robbed our store earlier this year.

Just a few thoughts running through my mind:

1. Why hasn't he been caught?
2. What happens when he decides he wants whats in the registers instead of the bags?
3. What happens if he is armed?
(they got to our store and offered to call the police for us -- UM thanks but NO THANKS, we can do that ourselves)

Ridiculous. This guy is obviously getting more ballsy and doing this more frequently, and thinks he can get away with anything, so I'm just hoping he gets so cocky that he starts getting sloppy at what he is doing so we can catch him. I think the worst part about it is how he plays us, he totally acts like a customer, and asks questions about the bags - gets you really involved in helping him, and then when you go to lead him to show him something, you turn around and he is SPRINTING out the door with tons of merchandise on his arms.

so annoying! It's a RETAIL job, they don't pay me enough to be a security guard too haha.



jlc said...

oh my gosh!! that's horrible!!!

and yeah, i know what you mean about wearing "many hats" on the job..... sometimes i just want be certified as a nurse too!

Annie said...

ah, that is just crazy!!
i would be so scared!
i hope the skeezy man gets caught ASAP!!

Maryellen said...

What a weirdo. I hope he gets caught soon.

Katie said...

OHhh my gosh, I hope he gets caught! How scary!

Lil' Woman said...

Oh My god, that is crazy!
You think after being robbed they would up the security near those stores.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

What a looney toon. I hope he gets busted soon.

Jon and Steph said...

Ugh, that is so awful! I really hope he gets caught soon!

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

I'm glad that customer got a photo!

I remember when I worked at the Gap we weren't allowed to stop anyone even if we saw them stealing. All we could do is ask if they needed help. Repeatedly. I think "politically correct" policies to keep from offending people make it too easy for the criminals to steal!

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