Shoplifting is a common crime committed against retail business.
What does a retail investigator do?
A store detective (also known as Asset Protection Investigator, undercover shopper, Loss Prevention Detective, and Asset Protection Specialist) is a member of loss prevention whose main role is to prevent and detect theft (commonly known as shoplifting) and reduce shrink in retail outlets. According to Business Insider, retailers experienced an estimated $62 billion worth of theft in 2019 alone. We can have an investigator work undercover to catch shoplifters in the act. An agent may receive security cameras and track down the thief to help with loss recovery.