store detective


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Noun1.store detective - a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage
private detective, private eye, private investigator, shamus, sherlock, operative, PI - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
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Betty had only been in the store five minutes when she was approached by a young smartlooking woman of about thirty, who told her she was a store detective, and what's more, this woman knew Betty's surname.
Their faces are known to every experienced store detective in Britain.
The man turned out to be a store detective who she then assaulted when he gave chase after she had stolen three bottles of perfume from a display.
Jason Isaacs returns as moody detective Jackson Brodie and this time he's up against his own conscience as well as Victoria Wood (below), who guest-stars as a former cop turned store detective.
And it was as he tried to add to his string of crimes by stealing a television from his local Asda that store detective Terry Allsopp caught him in the act, and Davison produced the blade.
A SHOPLIFTER who punched and spat at a store detective was starting a prison sentence today.
In his latest raid, Wayne Davison stepped up to a frightening level when he pulled a knife on a store detective.
The store detective followed her, as she blatantly loaded nearly 70-pound worth of mascara, foundation and eyeliner into her pockets and shopping bags.
She was abducted by a woman posing as a store detective in Littlewoods, and her parents Paul, and Maggie, now 54 and 55, had to endure an agonising five days without news.
On May 2, 1988, five-month-old Natalie was abducted by a bogus store detective from Littlewoods in Cardiff.
Future iterations will star the Tube driver whose strike stops you getting to work and the over-zealous store detective who won't believe you were only storing that frozen turkey under your bobble-hat on your way to the checkout.
Forty-year old-Austin Morgan walked into the Victoria Centre at Llandudno on Christmas Eve and stole scent worth pounds 108 but was, promptly nabbed by a store detective.