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Tue Feb 1, 2022, 01:36 PM

Denver business owner to implement 'crime spike fee' to recover shoplifting losses

Derek Friedman owns several Sportsfan and Sock 'Em Sock Emporium stores in the Denver metro area. He told 9NEWS his stores along the 16th Street Mall and his Sportsfan location on Federal Boulevard have seen an increase in crime. 
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 "When you look at the shoplifting and the overall theft increase it’s six figures [in losses], which is staggering for a company our size, to have that much just walk out the door," he said. "So that’s why we implement this small fee to attempt to recover some of it." 
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"I think what’s particularly troublesome is the situations where you have people that walk in, grab several things, are asked if they’re ready to check out, and they just walk right out and they have no fear of repercussions," Friedman said. 

Friedman said applicants willing to work at those locations have dwindled, and he isn't surprised. While he knows he won't recover all of the money his business has lost, he hopes crime rates decrease for the sake of his employees. 

"I think the thing that is toughest is when you get a call from a young lady that works for you and she’s sobbing because someone has just threatened with a plumbing wrench and walked out with a few pair of socks," he said.

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-business-owner-crime-spike-fee/73-53de5333-8cac-4e6b-a00c-e16e7db5cc39

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gldstwmn Feb 2022 OP
PSPS Feb 2022 #1
cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 #2
gldstwmn Feb 2022 #3
Claire Oh Nette Feb 2022 #4
lame54 Feb 2022 #5

Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue Feb 1, 2022, 02:16 PM

1. IOW: Owner of under-capitalized poorly-run company wants a raise, has to blame it on poor people.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 1, 2022, 02:23 PM

2. He didn't mention poor people form what I can see he was just talking about criminals. NT

 

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Response to PSPS (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 1, 2022, 05:23 PM

3. There are some things here I don't understand.

Wouldn't the plumbing wrench constituite armed robbery? Are the cops not responding? That neighborhood is gentrified but borders one that isn't. It's right by where the Broncos play.
The 16th Street Mall has always been dicey. I'm not sure why it's suddenly a problem.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue Feb 1, 2022, 05:34 PM

4. Do these business owners not have insurance?

Derek Friedman is certainly welcome to hire a security guard for his business.

"Since 2019," so largely under TFG, and he did nothing to stem any losses.

He's charging paying customers more for not stealing their shit.

Friedman said applicants willing to work at those locations have dwindled, and he isn't surprised. He blames increase in theft. Hmm. If it's beenon going since 2019, I'ma guess he pays poorly.s
He's not recouping costs from all his inventory, at his several stores, just for those living in the area near the Broncos arena.

Scratch the surface, and it's always fragile white ego, isn't it?

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue Feb 1, 2022, 05:36 PM

5. Funny how events never cause prices to go down

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