Security Officers Will Chase Shoplifters

One Omaha store takes a tough stance on theft. Video of security officers chasing and tackling a shoplifter in the parking lot shows the job isn’t easy.

Nebraska Furniture Mart security officer James Fell has a scraped arm to prove it. Fell said, “It sends a message we recover and go after any amount of merchandise people try to steal.”

Mart cameras captured the suspect putting a cell phone cover in his pocket. Mart Security Supervisor Jim Cahill said, “He refused officers commands three times to stop and took off running.”

The shoplifter was detained by security and cited when police arrived.

Fell said the scrape on his arm is just part of the job. Protecting customers and merchandise sometimes takes a little sweat and blood.

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