Kroger cracks down on thefts from baby aisle in new stores
Baby formula is so expensive, it's attractive thieves.
A spokeswoman at Kroger's headquarters here says she can't
reveal whether reports of increased security in baby aisles will hit stores in
the Tri-State area.
The supermarket chain has added a security camera and video
monitor in the baby formula aisle at a Hermitage, Tennessee, store. Baby
formula isn't the most expensive item at Kroger. But it's non-perishable and
easy for thieves to re-sell. The monitor is visible to customers to emphasize
that they're being watched.
As for stores in the Tri-State, Kroger spokeswoman Rachael
Betzler could only say security cameras are "strategically placed."
But in Tennessee, Kroger spokeswoman Melissa Eads clearly
wants customers in her area to know that they're not likely to get away with
"When you're coming down one of these aisles you're going to
see yourself and you're going to know, ‘Uh-oh, this aisle is definitely being
monitored.' So we're hoping that will cause somebody to think twice before they
make the decision to steal," Eads said.
There's another high-priced item that thieves seem to want
to steal from Kroger lately: laundry detergent.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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