Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out during the pandemic (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out during the pandemic. “Shoplifting is up markedly since the pandemic began in the spring and at higher levels than in past economic downturns, according to interviews with more than a dozen retailers, security experts and police departments across the country. But what’s distinctive about this trend, experts say, is what’s being taken — more staples like bread, pasta and baby formula.”

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