Some of you probably know that I used to work for a Coach outlet. I was hired to work Black Friday originally, but they ended up calling me in a few days before to help with processing the stock, and they liked me so well they kept me on until I had to move at the end of last year. I worked at the store in Carlsbad Premium Outlets in Southern California. I loved working there. It was like a dream job. Everybody liked me and was nice, we were all able to joke with one another, and it was so awesome getting to unwrap gorgeous Coach bags all day. Every day was like Christmas! Of course, I ended up spending all my paychecks on Coach product, but I was okay with that. *L* When I had to leave to move to Texas, everybody tried to convince me to stay in SoCal and keep working for them. And I really wished that I could. So you can imagine my horror when I talked to my mom today and she told me that she read in the paper that 4 women robbed my old store!! She cut the article out of the paper for me so I could read it, but I don't have it yet. Basically though, 4 women robbed a couple outlet stores, including mine. They took about 15 handbags and do you know what weapon they used?? Mace!! Freakin' Mace! I just don't understand. They didn't use guns, or knives, they just left one woman at the door, another in a getaway car, and the others walked up to cashwrap and held them hostage with mace while they stole bags! How does this happen?? I don't know Coach's policy against robbery. I was never formally trained and never went through any of the classes and whatnot that the SA's need to go through. I just worked in the stock room processing bags and putting them away on the gurneys *sp*. With as many people as I know would have been working that day, and with the guys who worked stockroom with me, I know they could have scared off 4 stupid women with just mace! That makes me sad. I'm so glad nobody got hurt. It makes me angry that those women got away with it, at least for now. Apparently they robbed another store and then a grocery store that same day (or in a close time period to that). I don't know why I felt the need to start a whole thread about this, but it just bummed me out.