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Walla Walla Safeways Locking Up Liquor

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Both Walla Walla Safeway stores are encasing their liquor merchandise behind locked glass doors to minimize the theft of spirits. Both Walla Walla Safeway stores are encasing their liquor merchandise behind locked glass doors to minimize the theft of spirits.

WALLA WALLA, WA - The Walla Walla Police Department says enough is enough when it comes to liquor thefts.

Both Walla Walla Safeway stores are encasing their liquor merchandise behind locked glass doors to minimize the theft of spirits. The work will be completed by Wednesday.

Although grocery stores are not required to report liquor losses to law enforcement, it is conservatively estimated that yearly thefts of spirits from all retailers in this one small community is over $100,000.

Thefts of liquor have become burdensome for law enforcement and retailers across the state since privatization in 2012.

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