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shop

noun A place where a thing is produced and/or displayed and sold.

verb To peruse or purchase wares from an emporium or enterprise.

shop

See Sweatshop, Workshop.
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A new 'exclusion zone' to crack down on prolific shoplifters operating in Accrington town centre has been introduced after brazen offenders were uncovered 'stealing to order'.
We ask them to note the date and time if they see something suspicious, and if they can get any descriptions of the alleged shoplifter, that's really helpful," he says.
We have even found that some shoplifters will take orders, from a restaurant or bar in New Hampshire or from another state, for what liquor to steal," he said.
Chief Insp Dave Harris, of Northumbria Police's Northumberland Area Command, said he hoped the jail sentence would act as a warning to other shoplifters.
Andy Talbot, shopping centre manager, said that since January they had been operating a zero tolerance policy against shoplifters.
So uncritical was the programme that shoplifters like Chris and Abbie were happy to go on and brag about their crimes, and be filmed taking orders from potential customers.
APPEAL: Police hunting a shoplifter have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to
The surveyed retailers apprehended a record 904,226 shoplifters and dishonest employees last year, recovering a total of more than $182 million.
Retailers say that the average shoplifter is a 35-year-old male, but apart from that it is hard to make general assumptions, reported the online edition of the Danish newspaper Copenhagen Post.
Age-appropriate presentations developed for elementary, middle and high schools examine why people shoplift, the procedures in place to protect property, and the cost of shoplifting to the shoplifter, as well as the community.
A suspected shoplifter who used force against security would always be turned over to the police.