Local shoplifters prefer liquor to beef, bucking trends

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Maj. Stephen Rubino of the James City County Police announced Monday that the top items shoplifted locally are alcohol, clothing and electronics, The Daily Press reported. Local shoplifters work in various ways, Rubino said, doing anything from “grabbing and running, trying on apparel and leaving wearing it, concealing it on their person or in other shopping bags, etc.” Some people have tried to shoplift with a uniformed police officer working in the store. Nationally, the top shoplifted item is beef. The frequency of instances of shoplifting beef increased 21 percent in the past year, AdWeek reported.