Shoplifting Tips for Senior Citizens

Now that you’re a senior citizen, you may be thinking that you’re too old to get caught shoplifting. But trust us, the cops can still nab you if you’re not careful! Here are some tips to avoid getting caught shoplifting as a senior citizen:

1. Don’t try to steal items that are too heavy or bulky.

You might not be able to make a clean getaway with large items, so stick to small, light items that you can easily tuck into a purse or pocket.

2. Avoid stealing from high-end stores.

The security is usually tighter at these stores, so you’re more likely to get caught. Stick to stealing from smaller, local businesses.

3. Don’t dress too conspicuously.

Wearing a bright, easily recognizable outfit will make it easier for store employees or security to identify you if you’re caught on camera. Try to blend in by wearing neutral-colored clothing.

4. Don’t try to steal multiple items at once.

Taking just one or two items will make it less likely that you’ll be caught and also makes it easier to escape if you do get caught.

5. Pay attention to your surroundings.

Be aware of store security and any employees who may be watching you. If you think you’re being followed, make your escape quickly.

6. Have an alibi ready.

If you’re questioned by store security or the police, have a believable story ready about why you were in the store and why you were taking the items.

7. Be prepared to run.

If you do get caught, be prepared to make a quick escape. Have a getaway route planned out so you can make your escape as quickly as possible.

With these tips in mind, you should be able to shoplift without getting caught! Just remember to be careful and always be prepared for the worst.


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