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.