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Around 15 males were seen to be taking headphones and other electronic equipment from stores in Chadstone, South Yarra, Carnegie and Highett on a busy Saturday night in November 2016. 

It’s likely that the Beats headphones were targeted as they are worth upwards of $400 a pair. Police inspector David Griffin has warned retailers to be vigilant saying “It’s certainly a message to Officeworks stores and other retail stores that stock this equipment that they might like to tighten their security.”

Witnesses told of the gang simply walking into the stores and ‘grabbing items at will before leaving the store cheering and lifting the items they’d stolen above their heads’.

In periods like school holidays and Christmas, retail outlets are crowded, staff are busy or distracted and this environment creates prime opportunities for thieves.

J-PLUG HELPS SECURE HEADPHONES AND MORE

Retailers can increase staff numbers in these periods and provide additional training on retail security and what to do in the case of theft attempts however, having a visible deterrent like a retail security system combined with the J-plug Loop is a great way to ensure that stock doesn’t walk out the door.

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Equipped with an aircraft grade steel cable, capable of handling “Cut and run” threats in excess of 494LB. Protected from “Grab and Run” situations with a pulling force resistance in excess of 200LB.
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Designed to work with staff and not against them. J-Plug is a high security, durable solution that is easy to train and maintain.

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