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How did you lift from debenhams? The changing…
I live in a pretty crime low area, so the security isnt AS tight as in more major cities, I think. I got lucky with Debenhams because the Topshop section in mine was completely deserted. There were no attendants and I basically could have gone in and shoveled half the store into my purse. Today I went and I used the attended changing rooms, and since the SA takes the items away from you to count them, I recommend concealing the item in a blindspot and then going and detagging in the changing rooms. My place had like 2 cameras in the shoe and bag sections, though yours might be different. I saw very few in the mens section too. I think the time of the day plays a big part too, go close to opening times or closing times (opening on week days especially!) when the SAs are less likely to have their bearings together.
And for boots, it depends on the size of your store I think. In smaller stores Ive concealed small items just by finding aisles that didn’t have cameras right above them (in mine they are in an alternating pattern) and looked at the soaps with one hand and slipped pencils and stuff into my bag with the other ones. My big one is open plan too, but it has a second story that sells pharmaceuticals and clothes and has fewer cameras. I found none by the baby section, though you’d probably have to dress/look the part of an adult if youre planning on concealing there (I probably looked sus af with the way I dressed on that day lol.)
Make sure your bag is easy for slipping small cosmetics into! Mine is a small structured shoulder bag that looks closed even when I keep it open so its easy to shove things into your sleeves, move around and as your taking something else slip it in.
As for the cafe, not sure what yours looks like but mine is always filled with people and has a camera right opposite it, so just be careful no customers see you and that you look natural!!!