Shoplifters are regularly “shoveling stuff into a bag," employees say, even with security guards patrolling the store.
The local sheriff bestowed him with “dumb criminal of the week" honors.
Police called the theft a "well-organized operation."
Retailer is running a multi-state experiment with the autonomous robots, which look for “known threats.”
The thief is still at large, but the well-insured company is running at full capacity again less than a month after the incident.
People were reportedly walking in with bags, then brazenly walking out past unarmed security guards.
He allegedly stole merchandise while moonlighting as a Home Depot security guard.
Owner wanted “retribution” after an attempted break-in, but the involved parties are choosing redemption instead.
Unless problem is addressed through tougher prosecution and other measures, “prices will be higher and/or stores will close," CEO says.
New anti-theft strategies are being implemented as holiday shopping shifts into full gear.