Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 647
Chapter 647 – Thieves in the Supermarket (Part 1 of 2)
“Manager Zhao, what is it that you can’t settle by yourselfand need to invite me over?” Feng Yu was sitting in Beijing’s Tai HuaSupermarket’s office.
“Manager Feng, someone is stealing in our supermarkets.”
There are thieves in the supermarket? Wasn’t that normal?This happens to every supermarket in the world.
Some of these thieves were forced by circumstances and hadno other choices. Some of them wanted easy money. Stealing something from thesupermarket would feed them for a few days.
“Ok. There are thieves in our supermarket, and then?”
“We caught one of them.”
“Hand him over to the police. Do you still need me to tellyou what to do?” Feng Yu was puzzled. These store managers did not know how tohandle these situations?
“Our normal practice is to hand the shoplifter to thepolice. This is what we did back in Hong Kong. But I asked some of the localshere. They told me that even if we hand over these people to the police, it wasalso useless. They will be released after one night in custody, and they willreturn with more people to steal from our supermarket!” Store Manager Zhaosaid.
Damn. Does this mean that these thieves were a syndicate?
But this was the current law. Those that did not havemultiple records of stealing will be fined or put in custody for one or twonights. These thieves stole for money and will not pay the fines. Their onlychoice was only to remain in custody. This Manager Zhao does not want to handthem over to the police?
“Then what do you want to do?”
“We will interrogate the thief ourselves!” Manager Zhaolooked at Feng Yu and said.
Interrogate ourselves? This ‘supermarket security guardsinterrogating shoplifters’ was happening in my supermarket? Don’t tell me thatthis method was started in my supermarket?
“We do not have the powers to interrogate those thieves. Youshould know about this.” Feng Yu frowned.
“They are stealing from our supermarket and why can’t wequestion them? Furthermore, do they dare to report us to the police?” ManagerZhao replied angrily.
Eh? Those thieves will think this way? Right. Those thieveswill surely not go to the police. They will only seek protection from thepolice if they received special treatment. Under normal circumstances, thesethieves will avoid having anything to do with the police.
“Ok. Just do what you want. But remember not to create anytrouble and must not damage our supermarket’s reputation. If you are unsure, youmust not catch those thieves. If the words spread, no one will want to shop inour supermarket.” Feng Yu said.
“I know what to do. We are going to interrogate that thieve.Do you want to see?”
Interrogate that shoplifter? Feng Yu had never seen anyinterrogation real live in both his lives. Although this was a privateinterrogation, Feng Yu was still curious.
“Where is the thief?”
“In the Security office. The security officers are watchingover the thief.”
Tai Hua Supermarket Corporation had hired ex-soldiers astheir security officers. These soldiers had just retired from the army and werestill in good shape.
“Did they beat up that thief?” Feng Yu immediately asked. Ifthose guards beat that thief badly, the supermarket will have to compensatehim.
“No. Ermmmm…… That thief is a woman.”
Woman? Ok. Those guards should not lay their hands on awoman.
“Let’s go and take a look. Did those guards perform any bodysearch on her?” Feng Yu asked.
In Feng Yu’s previous life, he had watched a Japanese“Action” movie. The story was a female shoplifter was caught by 3 securityguards, and they performed a strip search on the shoplifter. It was an excitingmovie as the shoplifter tried to steal from…… a sex toy shop!
“Manager Feng, Store Manager.”
Store Manager Zhao nodded and asked: “Did she admit?”
“No. She insists she is innocent. But our store assistantsaw her holding on to some products, and after she walked to a corner, thoseproducts disappear. I believe that those products are still on her!” A securityguard pointed to a fat woman.
“I did not steal anything. You are all accusing me!” Thatfat woman shouted.
Feng Yu looked at that woman. Her eyes were blinking, andshe was looking around nervously. If she were really innocent, her behaviorwould not be like this. The security guard’s judgment was right. This personmust be guilty.
Something was off. The weather now was scorching. Althoughthe Chinese were not so open now, no one would wear coats in the current climate.At most, people will wear long sleeves clothes. Furthermore, that woman wasstill wearing a long skirt. Her dressing was too weird. No wonder the storeassistant will take note of her.
Feng Yu suddenly remembered a news report in his previouslife. A shoplifter used less than 1 second to hide a carton of soft drinks inbetween her legs and walk out of the store normally.
After that report, some shoplifters tried to imitate her inChina but were caught. It was because there was CCTV every was in thesupermarkets.
Feng Yu had also thought about installing CCTV in thesupermarkets during the opening. Although the cameras were no clear andexpensive, it will deter many thieves.
But the Chinese currently does not like being watched. FengYu had heard a rumor about how Walmart had lost to Carrefour in his previouslife. It was because Walmart had installed CCTV in their supermarkets, andCarrefour did not.
Although this rumor might not be accurate, it seemsreasonable. Feng Yu was sure that if he were to announce that the supermarketwas under surveillance and security guards were watching all the customersthrough CCTV, the shoppers will feel uncomfortable and will not want to shopthere.
This had got to wait for another 8 to 10 years when peoplewere used to cameras and understand that the security guards will not stare atthe monitors nonstop. At that time, it would be weird if the stores did notinstall CCTV.
Tai Hua Supermarket did not install CCTV and had no evidenceto prove that this fat woman had stolen from the supermarket. Searching her wasthe best solution. Feng Yu was confident that this woman had hidden many thingsunder her coat.
“You say you are innocent? Fine. I have reported to thepolice, and they will be sending a female officer over. The female officer willsearch your body later, and we will know if you are really innocent.” Feng Yureplied calmly.
Manager Zhao added. “If we wrongly accused you, we willcompensate you. But if you are caught stealing from us and did not want toadmit, then don’t blame us!”
That fat woman’s face changed. “What right do you have toconfine me? You all are not police officers. Move aside. I want to go out!”
Two security guards moved one step and block that woman.
“Before the police arrive, you are not allowed to leave. AsI said earlier, we will compensate you if we wrongly accuse you. I am givingyou one last chance. Own up and return everything you took to us. Also, tellyour people to stay away from our Tai Hua Supermarkets!” Store manager Zhaosaid.
Feng Yu understood why Store Manager Zhao wanted tointerrogate that woman himself.
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