Best Buy Comments on Guard Firings
Best Buy this week commented the recent firing of two employees who attempted to stop a shoplifter at one of its Colorado stores.
"We have a long-standing policy that we do not address issues related to the termination of any former employee," Best Buy spokeswoman Kelly Groehler said in a statement.
"That said, I can tell you that employees who work in our stores are aware, and trained, on the standard operating procedures for dealing with shoplifting or theft -- which includes ceasing pursuit of a suspected shoplifter once they exit the store. These procedures are in place first and foremost for the safety of our employees. In circumstances like these, we must cooperate with local authorities."