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Kmart Has Brought In Something New To Stop You Thieving

Ever thought of giving yourself a nice little five-finger discount at Kmart?

Think again.

A Waurn Ponds department store is taking extreme measures to cut down on theft, but it’s not theft of their products, it’s of their shopping baskets.

Yep. Baskets at the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre Kmart have been fitted with security tags in an apparent attempt to stop them being stolen.


When asked by the Geelong Advertiser, Kmart didn’t mention whether shopping basket theft was a problem, or if this was simply a preventative measure.

“Many stores will tag equipment as part of normal process to prevent it being removed from the store,” Kmart spokeswoman Natalie Rixon said.

You may remember, chocolate fans, this is not the first time Kmart has taken preventative measures for odd items.


Not so long ago they locked up their chocolate blocks in dvd-style cases; a guard at the time confirming people were snacking as they shopped.

Source: Geelong Advertiser

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