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Stores Implement Counter-Shoplifting Measures


Cold Case

@QFCGrocery locations in #Seattle’s Capitol Hill, sick of being targeted by criminals. The company now taking matters into own hands, resorting to locks on ice cream fridges. @BrandiKruse and I rap about on going issues in city, and stories that still need to be told.

With Brandi Kruse on Undivided

The shoplifting problem is so bad in Seattle that some grocery stores have resorted to locking up their pints of ice cream. Independent reporter Jonathan Choe joined [un]Divided to explain.

Enforcement in Action

(Update May, 24, 2022) Recently @QFCGrocery stores in Seattle’s Capitol Hill beefed up security, adding locks on ice cream freezers and allowing security guards to go after crooks. Earlier today, dude got busted and they got items back. But apparently let him go. It’s a start.

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.