Drug stores have been locking up items for years, but if you’ve been shopping recently you may have noticed more and more products being locked up, including bars of soap.
The NYPD says shoplifting from January to September in 2021 is up about 6,000 cases compared to all of last year. The surge in shoplifting is happening in New York City and in cities across the country. One video posted to social media shows thieves helping themselves to products at an Ulta beauty store in California.
Meanwhile, Walgreens in San Francisco has announced it will close five more stores because of shoplifting.