Skip to comments.$3,500 in razors stolen at Walmart
Posted on 12/23/2014 1:58:33 AM PST by sneakers
State police report a shopper at Walmart loaded a cart with $3,500 worth of disposable razors Sunday evening, pushed it through a fire exit door and fled in a car with a burned-out headlight.
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You never know how this story will end up ... for example, once upon a time, somebody we all know looked and smelled like the north end of a south bound goat ... until he got his hands on a razor, a pair of scissors and a bar of soap.
Seriously though. (and I’m donning my tinfoil hat!) Doesn’t he look middle eastern? I remember what happened in Boston. Lots of sharp things in those pressure cookers. We’re a small town with a surprisingly large muslim population - probably because of a large university.
Ha! I didn’t know that! Maybe he was getting stocking stuffers for his wife or girlfriend?
Cleptos are nuts.
They have to put those under lock and key at the Walgreens.
The “P” stands for Palestine.
See my post #22.
That’s why the usually use nails- razor blades are so light they would not travel far.
He’s probably got a flea market booth somewhere.
As trade publication Grocery Headquarters wrote, in July, “The most common practice of organized crime rings is a shelf sweep, when a large quantity of high-value items such as razors, teeth whitening strips, and baby formula are taken off the shelf in a short period of time.”
These rings use low-level thieves and turn around and sell the shoplifted razors out of the back of a van, false storefronts, flea markets, and, most notably, on the Internet. With razors, even the Russian mafia supposedly got in on the action with the Mach 3, operating so-called “razorhead” shoplifting gangs across Germany. While organized retail crime is nothing new, Asher says, the ability to move products online has made felony theft more popular.
Retail stores have responded in kind, with increasingly sophisticated electronic practices. About five years ago, stores started to move razors into locked display cases. But then an honest customer would have to search for some hidden employee and wait interminably as the person moseyed over to open the case. Some stores then streamlined the process, adding call buttons next to the case. Now, Asher says, many stores use cases which allow the customer, with a push of button, to get one pack of razors.
Above all, electronic surveillance within stores is more readily employed now. At Tesco branches in the United Kingdom, for example, the company placed RFID tags in the packaging of razor blades; anyone picking up a pack triggered CCTV surveillance of themselves wherever they went in the store.
He invited some friends over for a shaving party and it’s BYO cream or gel?
If they are cheap disposable ones with hollow handles, maybe he sells razors with doobies hidden in the handle.
I know right. I used to use the Mach 3 but I gave up on them because they are too darned expensive for the marginal benefit they provide. I just went with an edge shaver which is cheaper than the Mach 3 and has 4 blades instead of 3 and still has the lubricating strip. It’s cheaper and works great. I tried that single blade safety razor than Rick from Pawn Stars was selling and it just doesn’t shave close enough IMO. It’s made well but 3-4 blades seem to be better than 1.
Thanks smokingfrog. Who knew? Crime is going up, even in our little town. Just in the past two weeks, there have been several breakins and home invasions. I’ve never seen that around here. The perps are mostly from Pittsburgh, Philly, Erie and Harrisburg and other larger towns.
I don’t know what each pack of razors are worth, but he could probably find enough buyers to sell them for about $700.
Perhaps he is going to donate all those razors to the military troops. Everybody know is Christmas, give the guy a break. (sarc)
they could use them. Those drill sergeants will tear your butt up if you don’t shave close enough. I’m guessing he’s going to sell them on the black market though.
I bet it’s Laz!
I kind of like the idea it stands for perp.
That’s >” A Whole Lotta Shavin Goin On!”
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