Just ones who planned toevent?
This raises another unique question about who going to be held responsible if something goes wrong at a flash mob.
There are questions that must be answered on a casebycase basis. Not only can ‘flash mob’ robberies cost retailers millions, says Manfredi, they also hurt consumers, who ultimately get charged higher rates for goods to make up for these kinds of losses, says Moraca. Now, a survey from Checkpoint Systems found that shrink industry term used to describe a company’s lost inventory due in part to losses from shoplifting, theft and internal fraud will cost definitely, only a small robbers can get $ 40000 in under two minutes … it’s like a dance routine, it’s very coordinated, says Robert Moraca, vice president of loss prevention at National Retail Federation. Other times, they exchange goods for gift cards, after that, sell those gift cards for cash. Sometimes thieves sell goods iPhones, as an example, get two to three times their value when sold internationally, he says.
Therefore the benefit of working in a group is if one gets caught, others in mob still walk away with lots of stolen merchandise.
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Their high stakes heists have included Ulta, where beauty burglars stole an estimated $ 11000 goods worth in less than two minutes. Among most notorious are Rainbow Girls a bunch of female thieves, named for their brightly hued hair who’ve hit dozens of stores in Bay Area. Groups known as flashmob robbers storm a store, steal thousands in merchandise in minutes and bolt as quickly as they arrive. Mostly girl gang has also walked off with a combined more than $ 130000 luxury worth goods from Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Sunglass Hut,according to charges filed against a dozen members of Rainbow Girls in Bay Area in October.
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It may take a few minutes for email to arrive. To stores are investing in better security cameras and training specific to these incidents, experts say, intention to combat this. Moraca notes that some stores even have advanced security systems that alert staff to unusual foot traffic patterns before an actual heist begins. Whenever referring to how quickly surveillance videos of heists are shared across social media, these events have become more in vogue and popular via ‘’viralspread’,’ he says.