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.
"We're all here to join together as a team to discuss, to educate for the shoplifting cases we have coming," said Police Chief Stewart.