"This is not petty theft. It's not somebody who can't afford to eat tomorrow. These are gangs that actually go in and empty our stores of beauty products. And it's a real issue."

Walgreens Boots Alliance chief financial officer James Kehoe, commenting on a conference call with securities analyst late last week, as reported by Business Insider in its story, “Walgreens Executives Say the Drugstore Chain Is Losing About 50% More Money Due to Loss and Theft Than It Did Prior to 2020.”