The candid camera image will, he hopes, act as a deterrent to the shoplifters plaguing his Limerick business, as well as prove the effectiveness of a new CCTV system recently installed in his Catherine Street store, at a cost of E58,000. He has spent a further E28,000 on a similar system for his other Londis outlet in the city’s Henry Street.
Gleeson said his stores had
been plagued by shoplifters, with around 20 incidents at his stores every week - more than 1,000 a year. His insurance cover costs E22,000 a year.
“I don’t think my experience is exceptional,” he claimed.