NOVATO (CBS 5) – A well-known toy story in the North Bay is fed up with shoplifting, and implementing a membership program to discourage the theft.
Dollhouses, Trains and More has been selling high-end toys in Novato for nearly two decades. The large shop has recently experienced a shoplifting and card fraud problem. Among the most most popular stolen items are miniatures and items from the Halloween department.READ MORE: One Killed in San Jose When Truck Crashes Into Outdoor Diners at Sports Bar
Customers will now be asked to present a photo ID – like a driver’s license – on the firs visit. That card will be scanned into a database where the information will be stored in case there is an incident.READ MORE: 'In the Heights' Delights at First Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park
“My thought is to have a kind of membership. There’s no charge to join the membership, or club, of the store,” said Linda Becker, Owner of Dollhouses, Trains and More.
Shoppers Tuesday didn’t seem to mind the idea. Dollhouses Trains and More is planning to have the system up and running by the end of September.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: Napa County Toasts Return Of Visitors, Business Close To Normal Levels
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