Shoplifters in Athlone could cost retailers over €180,000 per annum if they steal only an average €30 worth of goods each week. Retail businesses in Ireland lose up to 25 per cent of all retail profit each year as a result of criminal activity.
Because of the difficult economic times, more and more people turn to crime to source money, and it is necessary for businesses to be more vigilant especially in the run-up to Christmas.
With this in mind, a retail security workshop has been planned to take place in the Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone on Monday November 16, with the aim of helping business owners to develop a preventative strategy ahead of the Christmas shopping season, and to help protect people, cash, stock and premises.
Topics covered include the protection of business from theft and fraud, the provision of CCTV installation, retail scams, business security, and equipping business people with the necessary tools in the prevention of crime.
Sergeant John Connolly, crime prevention officer and community relations officer for the Garda Division of Longford/ Westmeath, will speak at the event, which takes place from 6.30 -7.30pm on November 16 in the Prince of Wales Hotel.
To book your place tel (090 ) 6498838 or email [email protected].