Poll: Have you ever busted a shoplifter in your store? - SNEWS

Whether you nabbed some stupid kid slipping carabiners into his pocket or you've succumbed to a more elaborate or sinister scheme, we want to know: Have you had to deal with criminals in your shop? Share you story in the comments section.

Summit Hut recently in Tucson, Arizona, has lost almost $10k worth of gear to crooks in recent years. Find out what they did about it.

Here's another good reason to install security cameras. Boulder's Neptune Mountaineering used this video to try to nap the "yellow boot thief" via social media.

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