By Da Lin
Source: CBS News

It’s no secret some San Francisco businesses have been hit hard by rampant theft and shoplifting. One grocery chain has installed gates inside some of their high-theft San Francisco stores where customers have to scan their receipts to exit.

Safeway shopper Peter Thurston noticed the new device earlier this week at the Webster Street Safeway store.

“It’s a new system that they’re trying out. Time will tell if they are going to be successful or not,” said Thurston.

He lives near the store and shops there twice a week.

“It’s convenient. They have everything I want. I don’t have to go too far,” said Thurston.

Thurston and other regulars said theft is rampant.

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