No More Liquor Mart Thefts

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Liquor Mart thefts have ground to a halt, according to Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, saving over $2 million.

The Crown corporation says there are no longer any significant thefts.

All 36 Liquor Marts in Winnipeg, Brandon, Selkirk and Portage la Prairie have had permanent controlled entrances installed.

Customers are required to get their photo ID scanned by a security guard behind a barrier before being allowed in the store.

In the six months before they got controlled entrances, five of the hardest hit Liquor Marts reported more than 2,600 thefts.