Given a recent uptick in jewellery-related crime in the GTA, the Canadian Jewellers Association, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group, and Toronto Police Service will hold a crime prevention seminar on July 10.
To gear up for the holiday season, many jewellery retail stores are looking to hire additional seasonal staff. With that in mind, it’s crucial to understand best hiring practices, required legal knowledge, and steps to avoid jewellery theft.
Jewellery stores are handling an influx of customers, ready to purchase the perfect gift to put under the tree. With all the excitement of the holidays, plus the increased sales and foot traffic, now is definitely not the time to let your focus on in-store security falter.
Most crimes committed against jewellers are preceded by some degree of surveillance or ‘casing,’ as it is commonly known. Criminals want to find out as much information as possible about every aspect of your business, such as your opening and closing procedures, the store’s layout, and security and staffing details. Sometimes this casing takes place immediately before a loss, not giving the jeweller any time to react.