Attention, shoplifters: merchants are on alert

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Posted: December 1, 2012

The Winchester Star

Lisa Lewis, owner of Once Upon a Find, a gift and consignment shop on the Loudoun Street Mall, has posted a sign announcing that the business uses 24-hour video surveillance. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
LEFT: Reminders against shoplifting are everywhere in Once Upon a Find.
Kim Painter looks at a security monitor from her office at Lantz’s Pharmacy in Stephens City. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Security cameras watch from the walls of Lantz's Pharmacy. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Lisa Lewis, owner of Once Upon a Find, said she always prosecutes anyone caught shoplifting in her store. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
A door sign at Once Upon a Find.

WINCHESTER

As the holidays fast approach, so do shoplifters. That’s why Lisa Lewis is keeping a close eye on the scene at her cozy downtown shop.

Local businesses — especially smaller ones — can’t...



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