Notice that the missing items are all somehow special so whoever does it knows something about ammo, it is not a random walk-in.
Or they are attracted by the price tag…
Bingo to SKSVLAD! You hit the nail on the head.
There really aren’t any “random walk-ins”, just unrecognized closet collectors who do know something about cartridge rarity and pricing. Could be any show attendees, one-day or six-day. Let’s not start branding anyone we don’t know a potential thief.
Man that is really sad. One of the many things I love about this circle is the comradery. I wouldn’t have expected a theft within our ranks from the people I have met.
It happens every year, at every cartridge show. Sometimes it is more serious and noticeable.
And not only at SLICS! I have had items walk off my table at European meetings. It is generally not common but it has happened at one time or another at all the meetings I have attended.
As Lew says, it is a common problem in Europe too!