Oregon Grocer Reports Uptick in 'Brazen' Shoplifting

Gale Lasko, co-owner of Lamb's Markets, a five-store operator, has noticed a rise in more "brazen" kinds of shoplifting.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — In this town near Portland, Gale Lasko, co-owner of Lamb's Markets, a five-store operator, has noticed a rise in more "brazen" kinds of shoplifting.

"We are encountering more people dashing out the door with products — kids grabbing a 12-pack of beer or someone leaving with a cartful of product," he said. "It's really increased in the past year."

While a manager — never a clerk — might try to go after a shoplifter, "if it comes to possible harm, we l

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