Found an empty binoculars carton sitting on top of the dog food. I had just walked past, so I knew the theft had been within the last few minutes. I wasted no time in hurrying back to the camera system, where I spent a few minutes reviewing the film from the electronics aisle. There they were. A big kid standing with his back to the camera blocking the view while his pint sized accomplice grabbed the merchandise. I jotted down the time, then went about my duties. (They were long gone.)
Next day, I told the manager all about it and we examine the footage. Can't find anything. 4:20, Camera 6, black t-shirt says my handwritten note. Nothing. Go back to 4:00 and up to 4:40, still nothing. Manager says, "What about that one in the black t-shirt?" At 4:47.
At least I got the number and gender correct.