How often are shoplifters caught after the fact?
Police and merchant data shows that shoplifters are caught an average of only once every 48 times they commit an act of thievery.
When they are caught, stores and retailers contact the police and have shoplifters arrested approximately 50% of the time..
How long after shoplifting Can I be prosecuted?
The statute of limitations for a Misdemeanors shoplifting charge is 1 year but the statute of limitations for a Felony charge is up to 4 years, So, YES, she could still get caught, arrest, and have to go court.
Will the police come after me for shoplifting?
If you are charged with shoplifting In most cases, if you are caught obviously shoplifting, then the store will ring the local police. The police will attend, seek a statement from you, and (if available) they may look at any CCTV footage.
Do stores track down shoplifters?
Many retailers – even small ones – work hard to track down shoplifters and retrieve stolen goods. Surveillance cameras with facial-recognition technology and video analytics software are high-tech solutions, especially when combined with plainclothes security personnel.
Can police track you down by camera for shoplifting?
3 attorney answers Can they track you down, sure. They can find out who the car belongs to and see who was driving it at the time and match it up to any surveillance footage from the store. That’s a lot of work for a shoplifting, but they can certainly pursue it if they…