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Theft problem could force Pittsburgh Family Dollar to go out of business, store says
WPXI ^ | 3/9/2020 | Amy Hudak

Posted on 03/10/2020 11:01:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog

PITTSBURGH — A Family Dollar store in Pittsburgh’s Sheraden neighborhood says so many people are stealing from them, it may put them out of business.

Neighbors said they rely on the store for their essentials, which is within walking distance of many homes and schools.

The manager of the store said a regional team is looking into inventory and what could be done, if anything, to help the business stay afloat.

A neighboring business said extra cameras and a policy of no backpacks and no more than two kids in the store at a time have helped cracked down on the petty theft.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: anarchotyranny; crime; pittsburgh; retail; theft
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Family Dollar store in a Pittsburgh neighborhood where civilization has pretty much collapsed is getting shoplifted out of business.

All the while residents cry and cripe to local politicians about "food deserts" and not having any place to shop that is convenient to their home.

And yet when they do have one it gets pummeled by thieves.

If the profit margin on an item is 10% and somebody steals one, the store needs to sell 9 more just to break even. Nobody gets this.

I had friends who lived in this part of town back in the 80's. Wasn't a bad place then. It quickly ghettofied and by the turn of the millennium was not a place you wanted to be after dark.

1 posted on 03/10/2020 11:01:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Democrat: mayor, chief of police and city council members?


2 posted on 03/10/2020 11:03:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Polticalwire.com is naming the Wuhan virus as Biden’s running mate, they are gleeful.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

A little old fashioned “cracking down” might be in order. No way that’ll happen...


3 posted on 03/10/2020 11:03:38 AM PDT by QBFimi (It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world... Tarfon)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Damn those republican voters, who else would steal from a dollar store? s/


4 posted on 03/10/2020 11:04:17 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( #ReasonableDemocratsforTrump. Where are you?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

If they lock up everything then they’d be called racist. So now that they’re forced out of business they’d still be called racist for going out of business due to theft.


5 posted on 03/10/2020 11:04:47 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Both Dollar Generals here (or would the plural be Dollars General?) closed because of theft.


6 posted on 03/10/2020 11:05:38 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Norovirus survivor; Hey Coronavirus - Bring it!)
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What? you mean you don’t want the folks to just waltz right in and take what is “rightfully” theirs? After all, they get everything else free and are told to blame those eeeevvvvviiiiillll capitalist store owners for their misery.

Why, bernie would just take all the store owners’ assets and redistribute them to the “poooooor”. No word from bernie what he would do after all the store owners go out of business and there are no more left from whom to seize assets.


7 posted on 03/10/2020 11:06:39 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Lying Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I witness retail theft all the time. It is always the same demographic: the people who are taught from birth that they are owed something and must vote Democrat to alleviate these ills and acquire more free things, i.e. their due.


8 posted on 03/10/2020 11:07:33 AM PDT by golux
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The first and maybe only Walmart to close was in Tuskegee, Alabama. I wonder why?


9 posted on 03/10/2020 11:08:18 AM PDT by yarddog ( For I am persuaded.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Those cashiers are put into the position of acting as Security Officers. Not good, but it’s either that or hire an actual Security Guard. I have no idea how expensive that would be.

If it’s a franchise business, as with Dollar Stores, is the cost of security partially paid for via Home Office, or will all the money necessarily come from that particular store? If answer is the later, that’s probably unaffordable.


10 posted on 03/10/2020 11:08:22 AM PDT by lee martell
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If the profit margin on an item is 10% and somebody steals one, the store needs to sell 9 more just to break even. Nobody gets this.

An analysis wasted on the liberals who whine about food deserts. It doesn't virtue signal to point out that colorful criminals can put a store out of business. Vlad Tepesch had a very low petty theft problem because he simply impaled thieves - a practice that unfortunately has gone out of style.

11 posted on 03/10/2020 11:09:12 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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Stores in downtown DC ghetto districts have everything that is worth more than $2 behind locked glass display shelves. If you need it you ask a sales clerk, they take it out and you pay for it at the front counter and it is handed to you.

Maybe the new Amazon method will be the new trend. Walk out of the Amazon store with an item and it charges your account. You don’t get in the store without the app.


12 posted on 03/10/2020 11:09:46 AM PDT by setter
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To: I want the USA back

Let dem touch dose tings!


13 posted on 03/10/2020 11:10:58 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Norovirus survivor; Hey Coronavirus - Bring it!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

They recently built a Dollar General a mile from where I live. It took them about a month to build and open. I hope the new Publix they are planning on building here goes up just as FAST!


14 posted on 03/10/2020 11:12:30 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Fake News)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Airlock and strip search all exiting customers and browsers. That’ll fix it.


15 posted on 03/10/2020 11:13:23 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Grampa Dave; Buckeye McFrog
Buckeye can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the last time Pittsburgh elected any Republican to office was back when Herbert Hoover was president.

And, yes, it would be "racist" to ask for the demographics of this neighborhood.

16 posted on 03/10/2020 11:13:27 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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This is why some urban areas are "food deserts" -- if you open a supermarket, the people just steal stuff. Profit margins are so thin it doesn't take much theft to force a supermarket to close. Then the residents complain about racism.

I think the word "racism" should be considered Hate Speech. If you accuse me of racism, you should be arrested.

17 posted on 03/10/2020 11:14:32 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Grampa Dave
Democrat: mayor, chief of police and city council members?

Since 1934


18 posted on 03/10/2020 11:16:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Steelers fans.


19 posted on 03/10/2020 11:16:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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So are ‘teens’ doing the theft?
Asking for a friend...


20 posted on 03/10/2020 11:17:38 AM PDT by glasseye ("24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not." ~ H. L. Mencken)
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