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Stealing from library patrons

A helpful introduction

Abstract

A fictional thief describes techniques used to steal library patrons’ property. While patrons concentrate on their reading and research, the thief steals satchels, laptops, and anything else left unprotected even briefly. Thereafter the thief must make a fast exit from the scene in order to avoid attracting attention. If the thief were caught in the act, he or she would insist that there has been a misunderstanding, and appear contrite. Patrols by librarians can discourage thieves.

Keywords

Robbery

Burglary

Theft

Library thief

Witnesses

Victims

Soft target

Washroom

Chutzpah

Patrols

Walkabout.

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