Thieves come out of Lowe’s with carts full of stolen goods on TikTok
- Two thieves simply walked out of a Lowe’s in Oregon with carts full of stolen goods right in front of the employees.
- It was all filmed and shared on TikTok, stunning and angering local residents.
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In one of the weirdest things ever to be filmed and shared with TikTok, two thieves were caught on camera blatantly walking out of a Lowe’s in Oregon with carts full of stolen goods, right in front of store workers. .
The two shoplifters casually took thousands of dollars worth of electrical equipment and wiring and made no attempt to cover up their efforts.
The theft, which took place in broad daylight in Keizer, Oregon on August 25, is under investigation by local police as video of the theft was shared on multiple social media platforms , including TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.
“It was so blatant, that’s what pissed me off,” local electrician Andrew Sullivan told the Keizer Hours. “They were just walking around the parking lot, just driving the carts.”
Sullivan, who filmed the incident, said a single spool of Romex thread that was taken can cost as much as $ 450.
In the video, a Lowe’s security guard asks thieves to show proof of purchase and is ignored. A second employee begins to approach the criminals, but is intercepted by the guard who tells them, “Hey, don’t do that. It’s not worth the shot.”
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“I think these guys did it before because they seemed to have a good system. One guy with the car and two guys with the carts. They knew no one was going to touch them, ”Sullivan said.
Keizer Police Lt. Andrew Copeland said many Oregon prisons do not incarcerate shoplifters due to overcrowding and COVID-19.
“Once you’ve stolen once at Lowe’s and you know they can’t stop you, there’s no real consequence,” Copeland said. “Second, these people know they can’t go to jail. “
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Copeland also stressed that employees of many chain stores are urged not to physically stop shoplifters.
He added that even if caught, the two thieves would most likely be fined, cited and released.
The police department say they didn’t even get a call from Lowe’s to report the crime until the following afternoon.
“In order for us to be able to arrest someone, we have to have a victim. If Lowe’s chooses not to report it, there is nothing we can do, ”said Copeland.
Needless to say, many viewers of this incident were furious for this to happen.
“When there are no consequences, the criminal will be a criminal,” one person wrote on TikTok.
“Lowe’s don’t eat the cost, it goes straight to you and me. Ridiculous, ”someone else wrote on Twitter.
According to MailOnline.com, “Thefts in Oregon have increased by more than 30% compared to the rest of the country, and the crime rate in the small town of Keizer is 257% above the national average.
Based on this TikTok video, it’s pretty easy to see why.