Over the last several months, Liquor Marts have seen an increasing number of thefts in our Winnipeg locations. We know this is concerning and frustrating to our customers. It is concerning and frustrating to us as well. We take these thefts very seriously.
This problem is not unique to Liquor Marts. Retailers across the province are also experiencing increases in thefts and robberies.
The safety and security of our employees and customers is, and will remain, our number one priority. We will not risk anyone being seriously hurt over a bottle of spirits.
We have focused our efforts on security measures that protect our staff and customers and help catch thieves. These include:
In cooperation with the Winnipeg Police Service, we continue to focus on apprehending the most egregious offenders.
The enhanced security measures introduced at Manitoba Liquor Marts in spring 2019 have led to a 20% increase in the number of arrests made by the Winnipeg Police Service and a 55% reduction in shrinkage (cost to Liquor Marts due to bottle theft). Read more about the enhanced security measures being introduced and the early results of our efforts.
If you have information that could lead to an arrest, please contact Crime Stoppers.