They are lifting bottles of Tide detergent. I thought this was a joke when I heard it on the news yesterday. I remember when people tried to sneak steaks, roasts, etc out of the grocery store under their coats, but laundry detergent??? Go watch the video of people sneaking out grocery carts filled with Tide.
Retailers in Colorado are cracking down on Tide laundry detergent thefts by locking up the product and hiring undercover security guards to patrol their aisles.
The Colorado Retail Council hopes that such measures will help protect retailers from people who are shoplifting laundry detergent at an alarming rate.
"It's a very large problem that we have to spend a lot on and, unfortunately, that cost gets passed on to the costumer," Chris Howes, president of the Colorado Retail Council, said.
Police in Colorado are searching for a man they believe has stolen more than $8,000 worth of Tide laundry detergent in the Ft. Lupton area in Weld County. Police said the male suspect has been caught on surveillance video knocking off six different stores, taking Tide and expensive face lotions.
Tide is one of the most recognized laundry detergents with its bright-orange container. With a retail price from $10 to $20, Tide has become liquid gold on the streets. It can sell on the black market for half the price and it's impossible to track. (continue reading at ABC)