Tide is the latest and perhaps most unusual product to hit the black market. Theft of Tide Laundry Detergent is becoming so rampant that some cities are reportedly in the process of setting up a task force to stop it. A thief in St. Paul Minnesota allegedly stole over $25,000 of Tide in a 15 month period.
He would go from store to store stealing Tide Laundry Detergent.
Why the sudden interest in the Theft of Tide Laundry Detergent? At $10 to $20 a pop, it sells for approximately half of its value netting the Tide thieves $5 to $10 a bottle. In our struggling economy unfortunately there appears to be a market for it. Since there are no serial numbers on the bottle (yet), the widespread Theft of Tide Laundry Detergent is nearly impossible to track.
It has been speculated that many “tweakers”, that is those high on methamphetamine tend to gravitate to the 24 hour Walmart’s and other convenience stores that are open ’round the clock and, many of the thefts of Tide Laundry Detergent, occur during the overnight hours when there are fewer employees in place.
Many will just sell the Tide Laundry Detergent to others in their neighborhood for quick cash, selling it at much less than the store price. Other criminals are more enterprising and take to craigslist and even e-bay to sell their ill gotten gains.
Some even sell it on the more mainstream Amazon.
The Tide Laundry Detergent thieves are simply looking to make a quick buck and apprarentely there is a big demand for Tide Laundry Detergent.
According to Detective Harrison Sprague of the Prince George’s County, Md., Police Department Tide is known as “liquid gold” among officers and there is speculation that the drug trade is often involved.
News Source: The Daily