Shopkeepers who stock Beats headphones and other high end headphones have been warned to step up their security after a gang of youths targeted four Officeworks shops in Melbourne.
Around 15 males were seen to be taking headphones and other electronic equipment from stores in Chadstone, South Yarra, Carnegie and Highett on a busy Saturday night in November 2016.
It’s likely that the Beats headphones were targeted as they are worth upwards of $400 a pair. Police inspector David Griffin has warned retailers to be vigilant saying “It’s certainly a message to Officeworks stores and other retail stores that stock this equipment that they might like to tighten their security.”
Witnesses told of the gang simply walking into the stores and ‘grabbing items at will before leaving the store cheering and lifting the items they’d stolen above their heads’.
In periods like school holidays and Christmas, retail outlets are crowded, staff are busy or distracted and this environment creates prime opportunities for thieves.
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