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Alternatively, two forms of government-issued identification may be shown, one of which must be photo ID. Examples include:
It is impossible for security guards to quickly and easily determine or make decisions regarding what is an appropriate age for minors to enter, and we are unable to ID minors to prove their age. For this reason, we have decided to remove access for all minors.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we continue to improve safety at our stores.
While many of these tactics are visible, including security guards, surveillance cameras, video displays, bottle locks, active alarm pedestals, dummy bottles, product display cards and lockable shelf cases others cannot be easily seen by the public.
Our corporate Investigation and surveillance teams work closely with the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) and this, coupled with the presence of WPS special duty constables and our own loss prevention officer team, has led to the identification and arrest of hundreds of individuals. We continue to diligently analyze and explore all options in addressing this issue.
Members of our loss prevention team have extensive law enforcement backgrounds and in their first four weeks were responsible for 33 arrests, including three individuals responsible for a combined 322 thefts, and the recovery of thousands of dollars in product.
Over the last 18 months, there has been a paradigm shift to the types of thefts we are seeing today. The people committing these crimes are not your average shoplifter. They are often dangerous and have little regard for the people working and shopping at Liquor Marts. We do not want, nor expect our employees to intervene in an active crime or attempt to apprehend thieves.
All Liquor Marts are equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment that captures high definition images from all angles. We work closely with the Winnipeg Police Service, and they, as well as our internal Loss Prevention Officer team, have been successful in catching and arresting the individuals committing these thefts.
Before such a major retailing shift is undertaken, it is crucial that we carefully weigh the pros and cons of adopting a new retail model, along with the risks.
Manitoba Liquor Marts also process more than 11 million transactions annually. With this number of transactions coupled with customer retail expectations, the Consumers Distributing model is not practical.
While this idea is certainly one we have taken into consideration, it is not one we are actively pursuing at this time
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries has not increased its markups (our portion of the retail price that generates revenues) in response to the increased levels of theft. Any price increases customers may see are a result of regular price changes implemented by the liquor suppliers.
Week of November 25 – December 1
Week of November 11-17 and November 18-24
The following individuals have been arrested and charged for criminal offenses occurring at Liquor Mart stores:
50 most recent arrests
|Quentin Ryan Harper||33||N|
|Nick Andrew Langan||35||Y|
|Edward Joseph Comber||48||Y|
|Joey Robertson Lecoy||23||N|
|Morton D Disbrowe||49||Y|
|Daniel George Drewitt||34||N|
|Aaron Braiden Joseph Beaupre||18||Y|
|Devon Murray Ducharme||34||Y|
|James Lawrence Belmore||36||Y|
|Cody Ryan Cook||25||Y|
|Amos Kenneth Keno||31||Y|
|Douglas Joseph Parisien||30||Y|
|Christopher Adam Ross||31||Y|
|Steve Joseph McKay||19||Y|
|Keesha Alana Munroe||23||N|
|Ashley Veria Harper||28||Y|
|Jasmine Sadie Owen||21||Y|
This list is updated monthly.