Safety First

Retail jewelers reported an overwhelming increase in grab-and-run theft crimes in 2006, says John Kennedy, president of Jewelers' Security Alliance. According to JSA statistics, recorded incidents increased from 170 events in 2005 to 419 last year. A grab-and-run thief enters a store during business hours and runs off with merchandise after a salesperson removes a piece to show. Although these crimes are calculated hits on retailers, they don't require much skill—they merely require a criminal intent. Unfortunately, the number of arrests is much lower than the crimes committed. Because of the high number of reported instances and the ease of the crime, Kennedy says every independent retail jeweler, large or small, urban or small-town, should be aware of this type of crime. Kennedy has some recommendations for reducing losses in this area. First, retailers should advise salespeopl
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