Austin bag ban reportedly making shoplifting easier

Austin bag ban reportedly making shoplifting easier

Austin bag ban reportedly making shoplifting easier

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Updated Friday, May 31 at 7:53 AM

AUSTIN -- There are new concerns about Austin's bag ban. Shoplifters are apparently taking advantage of the ordinance.

According to KVUE's news partner the Austin American-Statesman, store managers say people put items in their reusable bags while shopping and walk out of the store without paying.

While recent statistics don't show a rise in theft, officials say it makes it easier for people to steal.

One of KVUE's viewers told anchor Terri Gruca that just last week a man walked into her store and left with $800-worth of merchandise.

 

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