Clare Mellor reports on what may indicate a trend in North America: posting suspected shoplifters’ pictures in stores and banning them — despite the fact that they have never been charged criminally. I posted a story like this from New York last month and now there’s one out of Nova Scotia:
A couple of Dartmouth retailers are posting photographs of suspected shoplifters in their stores in an attempt to combat theft.
The close-up photographs are captured from the stores’ security video. While those pictured are not named, their faces are plainly visible for the public to see.
A sign next to several head shots posted behind the cash of one food store in Dartmouth says “banned from store due to shoplifting.”
“We weren’t getting results from the police department so we took things into our own hands,” says the store manager, who would only speak on the condition that neither she nor the store be identified.
Read more in The Chronicle Herald.
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