Businesses combat shoplifters in Abilene

Shoplifters have been a problem for many Abilene businesses.

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Shoplifters have been a problem for many Abilene businesses.

Some are taking matters into their own hands. 

Abilene police said 51 cases have been reported since April.

Shoplifting is something one business owner takes personally.

“We don’t miss much,” James Cockfield said. 

He's the owner of Filo Liquors. 

Shoplifters are taking more than just merchandise. 

“We’re supporting our families, things like that. We’ve got to pay for our employees, pay all the taxes,” said Cockfield.

He installed security cameras, which have caught several people stealing in the act.

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