LAUREL, MS (WDAM)- The Laurel Police Department on Monday hosted a free seminar for local business owners on shoplifting prevention.
Chief Tyrone Stewart says that there's a dramatic increase in shoplifting during the holiday shopping season (October through December). Crimes like these, say experts, are usually crimes of opportunity. Increased security is the best way to prevent crimes of opportunity.
Big stores with a lot of people such as Walmart are most susceptible, but shoplifting occurs in all places of business.