The Rundle Mall team is dedicated to creating a safe environment for people to shop and work, ensuring Rundle Mall remains a safe, welcoming and vibrant environment for all.
Rundle Mall Security
The Rundle Mall team aims to provide you with a safe, secure and commercially-viable environment in which to work and trade. With dedicated security resources for the Precinct, it is our priority to keep all staff, shoppers and visitors safe. Our security team is an integral part of our daily operations in the Mall and are available to the businesses and members of the public during Rundle Mall opening hours.
To assist, following are the key steps that you could follow when you see a (potential) shoplifter conceal your merchandise;
- Ensure that you or a colleague maintain continuous observation of the potential shoplifter.
- Make a note of the persons height, complexion, build, clothing and any other descriptive features as well as the items they have concealed.
- Call SA Police on 131 444 to report the incident and ask them to attend.
- Before the customer leaves the store, where safe to do so, provide professional and attentive service by asking questions such as “can I be of further assistance?” or “how would you like to pay for those goods?”
- Should you see the shoplifter fail to pay for the merchandise after passing all points of sale, you can then ask to see inside the potential shoplifter’s bags. However, we urge that you exercise extreme caution at all times.
- If the shoplifter leaves your store before Police attend, please keep a detailed description of the person. (e.g. sex, height, hair colour, any standout clothing and also which way they went after they exited your store.) for the officers when they arrive.
- Once you have reported it to the police, call Rundle Mall Security and advise them of your case reference number – this will enable security to direct police to the offender if they are located.
Retailers are able to contact our security team who will attend (as a deterrent) if they are available, however be mindful that neither you nor the Rundle Mall Security Officer have a legal right to take hold of and search the bags (or person) of a potential shoplifter.
The best possible step you can take to stop potential and future theft is to call SA Police on 131 444 and report the incident. Involving SA Police is the most effective way of discouraging potential thieves into our Precinct and increases the likelihood of stolen goods being returned.
If you are interested in senior members of the SA Police (SAPOL) providing your team with a security training session on the topics of shop theft prevention, managing aggressive clients, credit card fraud and counterfeiting, please contact the Rundle Mall team on 8203 7200.