Clothing store employees battle shoplifters trying to steal Canada Goose jackets

Clothing store employees battle shoplifters trying to steal Canada Goose jackets
Employees grapple with thieves (Image: Security camera screen grab via Boston Globe)

[Ed. – Not all good guys use guns to thwart intruders. Sometimes they use their fists.]

Alan Gibeley, the owner …, said it all started a little before 11 a.m., when four women and a man walked into his store single-file and headed straight for the Canada Goose jackets.

“They marched into the store in single file, dancing and making light of what they were going to do,” Gibeley said in a telephone interview. …

Gibeley said the Canada Goose jackets at his store cost anywhere from $700 to $1,500 each, and they’ve been targeted by shoplifters multiple times in the past, he said.

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“It’s amazing how uncaring they are,” he said. “We’re all so sick of it happening.”

When the group of would-be thieves grabbed 16 Canada Goose jackets and started running for the door, Gibeley and his employees sprang into action. A wild scene ensued, as the employees attempted to stop them from leaving with the merchandise.

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