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    Default Is this a thing?

    Or am I paranoid? Was at Kmart the other day and noticed 2 men walking around the shop separately, not browsing, no trolley, no basket or goods in their hands. Both wearing jeans/hoody and a small cross body bag. Saw them in different sides of the store walking fairly briskly around.
    I consider myself to have a fairly good radar for dodgy people from work (scammers with forged prescriptions, shoplifters, daily codeine buyers) and these guys set my radar off.
    Noticed them because they looked slightly dodgy and weren't shopping, but I kept moving with the kids and didn't think of them again, until...
    Went grocery shopping at my local a week later the next suburb from Kmart and saw another guy dressed the same, also with a cross body bag wandering around woollies! Again, not shopping, just walking at a decent pace around the shops.
    Surely it can't be a coincidence? What are they doing?
    Drug deals? Skimming cards?
    Or should I stop being so paranoid and judgemental?

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    Mabey they could be undercover security or cops. I have heard there has been a lot of shop lifting going on latley

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    The thought did cross my mind but these guys did have quite a "shifty" look about them and my instincts told me scam. Maybe I'm overthinking.

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    I am not sure what area you live in but where we use to live I would often see police dress like how you are describing

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerBaker View Post
    Mabey they could be undercover security or cops. I have heard there has been a lot of shop lifting going on latley
    Yes this is what I thought immediately. My ex used to do undercover store security and trying to pretend to shop while keeping an eye on general things or a specific person is quite hard.

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    I can assure you that undercover security for all companies in westfarmers only walk around with a mobile phone and nothing else. They where most likely scoping out the store to do a planned shop lift. You'd be amazed with how people get the goods out of the store

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    We have undercovers in our store and they are dodgy looking people. 2 of the regulars I have seen
    One looks like a crack addict and the other looks like a hood rat just out of juvy

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