Our students are easily buying alcohol using fake ids and are shoplifting alcohol from stores and pharmacies. One of the more popular spots to shoplift liquor are the CVS Pharmacies (especially in the Bon Air in Greenbrae and Redhill in San Anselmo shopping centers).
The best way for stores to prevent shoplifting is to lock up hard liquor in cases yet typically only the most expensive liquor is locked.
Contact CVS! Please take a moment to contact Nicholas Beardsley through his assistant Cortney Mesenbrinksmith, at 707-762-0133 and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask that all hard liquor be capped or locked in storage cases — the way Rite Aid does!
The next best deterrent is to apply plastic "caps" to liquor which sound an alarm and prevent it from being opened.
A way to prevent successful use of fake ids (which are often out-of-state licenses in different names) is for stores to ask for a second form of id (such as an ATM or credit card).
Be the Influence, together with local coalitions (the Twin Cities Coalition for Healthy Youth and the Ross Valley Healthy Community Collaborative) has attempted, without success, to work with CVS' District Manager by advocating for stronger security and deterrents. If you are in a store which has uncapped or unlocked hard liquor, talk to the manager to make your voice heard - or contact email@example.com with the name of the store and we will do so!
Please discuss with your child that shoplifting and using fake ids are crimes with serious legal consequences.