Lessons Learned From Stopping Organized Tray Theft

The below case studies demonstrate success in stopping organized tray theft in Columbus, Chicago, and Miami. Each case, although in different locales and involving different businesses, led to thorough investigations and prosecutions because specific procedures were incorporated. Those key elements are:

  • Filing consistent and repeated police reports
  • The ability to document and demonstrate a pattern of the problem
  • Providing irrefutable physical evidence through clear communication with authorities


Losses Leading to Investigation: This investigation was initiated after over 50,000 crates, trays, beverage shells, and racks were stolen, equaling over $400,000 in losses.

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