FMI SURVEY: SHRINKAGE, FRAUD COSTLY

CHICAGO -- Supermarkets saw costly losses from employee theft, check fraud and store robberies during 1994, according to a survey conducted by the Food Marketing Institute, Washington.The survey found the average amount taken in a supermarket burglary was $4,003.52. The majority of burglaries last year occurred on weekends, between 6 p.m. and midnight, and robbers most often were armed with handguns

CHICAGO -- Supermarkets saw costly losses from employee theft, check fraud and store robberies during 1994, according to a survey conducted by the Food Marketing Institute, Washington.

The survey found the average amount taken in a supermarket burglary was $4,003.52. The majority of burglaries last year occurred on weekends, between 6 p.m. and midnight, and robbers most often were armed with handguns (53%) or made physical threats (36%).

The fewest supermarket robberies occur

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